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New Mexico State University Army ROTC to hold joint services charity run

The New Mexico State University Army ROTC will hold a Joint Services Charity Run at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, to collect and donate goods to the Community Action Agency Food Bank.

ilitary units from Las Cruces, including representatives from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Reserves and JROTC, will participate in the 1.75-mile run, which will begin and end at the University's Activity Center on the corner of Stewart and Locust.

Each of the 80-100 runners participating will donate canned or dry goods to the food bank.

"We're hosting this in order to raise donations for the food bank and start the new year with a positive, espirit-de-corps building event," said Capt. Eric Bradley, a military science instructor at New Mexico State.

The charity run will collect food for the Emergency Food Box Programs, one of the food bank's main programs. The emergency food box program is designed to help those in emergency situations by providing food boxes to case workers or civil servants, who then distribute them to those in need.

The program helped 56 households in November, said food bank director Salomon R. Perez.

"I really appreciate the ROTC thinking of us," Perez said. "We're thrilled in knowing there's a group within the university community that is willing to help us."

For more information, contact Capt. Bradley or Sgt. 1st Class Edmond Teague at (505) 646-4028 or 646-1090.

Erin Waldron
Jan. 8, 2002