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Sertoma Club donates to New Mexico State University Speech and Hearing Center

The Sertoma Club of Las Cruces has donated $2,150 to the New Mexico State University Speech and Hearing Center, which will help pay for services for people who cannot afford them, said Betty Burlingame, coordinator of clinical services.

ter provides speech, language and hearing evaluations as well as therapy to clients who exhibit a variety of communication disorders. The evaluations and therapy are done by New Mexico State students enrolled in the communications disorders program. Students are supervised by faculty who are licensed by the state and certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association.

"This money will go a long way in helping to correct the speech, hearing and language of our clients," Burlingame said. "Because we are a nonprofit organization, our fees are lower than other centers in the area, but even with our lower costs and a sliding scale for payments, we still have clients who cannot afford our services."

The Sertoma Club, a service organization established in 1960 that supports community heath and education programs, has been donating money to the speech and hearing center since 1964. Burlingame estimates the Sertoma Club has donated an average of $10,000 per year over the last 25 years.

For more information call Burlingame at (505) 646-4313.