McLane Thanksgiving fundraiser a success

The season of thanks and giving is in full swing, and with UMHB’s win against ETBU Saturday came one more thing to be thankful for. The men of McLane Hall pledged to donate a Thanksgiving meal for each touchdown scored against ETBU. These meals will be distributed to local families in need before Thanksgiving.
The Cru football team scored four touchdowns in their 31-21 victory over the ETBU Tigers, the tenth win of their undefeated regular season. However, McLane Hall raised over $135, enough money for six meals, so they will be donating in surplus this year.
Daegan Fletcher, a sophomore Christian studies major, was one of the RAs responsible for gathering donations. Fletcher enjoyed the open-handed spirit of giving displayed by the hall’s residents.
“It’s good to see a bunch of guys in the dorm come together for a good cause,” Fletcher said. “I hope our small donations will fill both the hearts and the stomachs of the needy this Thanksgiving.”
Sophomore business major Taylor Billingsley was another RA impressed by the willingness to give shown by the McLane men.
“It’s actually quite touching to see how much these guys care,” Billingsley said. “Watching broke college guys go through their wallets for spare change, just so others can enjoy Thanksgiving is what this holiday is all about.”
Billingsley appreciated how much his fellow students care for their community.
“This event always shows how much McLane hall cares about the people of Belton,” Billingsley said. “What better way to spread Thanksgiving joy than with the gift of a good meal?”
This is the sixth year McLane Hall has held Turkeys for Touchdowns. In that time, the residents of the hall have provided more than 35 families with Thanksgiving meals. Additionally, they have donated over $1,400 to Helping Hands Ministry of Belton. Last year, Helping Hands donated 1,678 meals to the needy during the holidays. McLane Hall looks to continue their tradition of generosity for years to come.

Author: Jonathan Fish

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