College Trading Station was awarded a grant by the Laredo Rotary to assist
students with food, clothing, hygiene products and essential supplies during
this difficult time.
The LC Trading
Station is a one-stop locale providing free food, clothing, personal hygiene
items and assistance to students at both campuses all year long. This
assistance was coordinated through the collaborative effort between the Laredo
College Associated Student Organization (ASO), Laredo College Classified Staff
Council, faculty and students who shared a vision to help LC students by
providing clothing and food items during times of need.
Our college understands
that a large number of students are economically struggling due to the COVID-19
pandemic. Therefore, the LC Office of Student Life applied to various food
pantries and emergency grants for crisis response in order to assist students
through the Trading Station.
On May 21, the
LC Trading Station officially received a $500 grant from the Rotary to purchase
emergency care packages that will assist around 100 students.
are part of the Rotary District 59-30 COVID relief fund. As mentioned by Rotary
Member Marissa Longoria, “$10,000 [were] allocated for immediate relief to the
different Rotary Club Committees throughout south Texas. We were very fortunate
to get [the application for Laredo College] approved, after an extensive
recognizes the importance of the Trading Station’s mission to transform student
lives by providing resources that enhance the quality of life of LC students,
especially during this challenging time.
Ricardo J. Solis said, “We are grateful to have received this emergency grant
to assist our students. They are our main priority and our college will continue
to collaborate with local organizations to provide the necessary tools to reach
their career goals and stay healthy.”
can rest assured that this emergency care package will be of great use as they
return to their daily routines such as employment or academics. The use of this
emergency grant will help students to obtain professional clothing for upcoming
job interviews, have food available for several days and maintain sanitary self-care.
The emergency care
packages will be distributed at both campuses to registered LC students in the upcoming
months. In order to receive the package, students must be a registered LC
student. Packages will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Further
details will be provided once the packages are assembled for distribution.