June 12, 2013
Donations for the Children's Miracle Network telethon were collected from Texas Tech, the Texas Tech University System and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
Texas Tech University System (TTUS) employees helped donate, through the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC), $20,480 to the Children’s Miracle Network telethon.
With Texas Tech’s donation, the greater West Texas region of the SECC presented a check for $23,390 at last weekend’s telethon benefiting the University Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital.
“Donations from Texas Tech employees to the Children’s Miracle Network and the more than 500 agencies that are a part of the SECC continue to help so many in our community,” said David Abercia, the university’s SECC coordinator. “We have helped to change many lives throughout the West Texas region.”
Texas Tech has been a part of the SECC since it first began in 1993, and during the 2012 campaign nearly 34 percent of Texas Tech employees participated.
“I think this shows the generosity of Texas Tech employees, and their desire to give back to their community and causes that they are passionate about,” Abercia said.
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Texas Tech participated in a statewide campaign which donated $9,485,384.40 to charitable organizations all around the country. Texas Tech's donation was 2.5 percent higher than the contribution made in last year's campaign.
The Texas SECC is one of the largest state employee campaigns in the nation with more than 47,000 employees who participate.