Members of the Lubbock community have now contributed $50,000 to Amarillo Matters Inc. in support of the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine, the organization announced today.
The additional support adds to a $15,000 contribution from the Lubbock Chamber PAC to Amarillo Matters Inc. in early January for a combined, total contribution of $65,000 from the Lubbock community. Contributions are helping advance legislative efforts.
“West Texas continues to come together to support the vet school,” Amarillo Matters President Jason Herrick said. “We are so thankful to the Lubbock community for their support.”
Amarillo Matters is also working to organize support in Midland, Odessa, and Abilene. “This project has brought West Texas together like nothing before,” Herrick added. “It’s great to see our region work together to meet a growing need in our state.”
The announcement comes during Lubbock Days at the Capitol, where leaders from the City of Lubbock and the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, as well as community leaders, visit the state Capitol to advocate for important issues affecting the city and region, including the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine.
“In January, we came together for the betterment of this region and to make history in Texas. We are so honored and grateful that members of the Lubbock community have also recognized the importance of this project to Texas Tech and our region, and have stepped up to support this worthy cause,” Lubbock Chamber President Eddie McBride said.
“Having support throughout this region shows the seriousness of this issue and helps reaffirm the need for this much-desired, much-needed school to our Texas Legislature.”