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  MEMBERS RAISE MORE THAN $13,000 FOR FALLEN OFFICERS
 
By: McKenzie Ellis, El Campo FFA
July 15, 2016

 
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In the wake of tragedy after Dallas lost five uniformed officers, Texas FFA members united to give back to the host city of the 88th Annual Texas FFA Convention, July 11-15. 

“We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those officers who lost their lives protecting those who were exercising their first amendment right to peaceably assemble and voice their concerns,” Texas FFA Executive Director, Tom Maynard said. “The statement that these peace officers put their lives on the line every day for us is a well-worn phrase that often loses its impact until an incidence such as this brings the true reality of it into focus.”



In support of the families, the Texas FFA Association sold wristbands during the convention sporting the phrase #WEAREALLINITTOGETHER. One hundred percent of the proceeds are intended for the families who lost loved ones in this horrible attack. 

“I think [the wristbands] are a great concept,” El Campo Advisor, Shawn Peters said. “This is just a small way for Texas FFA members to show our respect to the police officers and their families that went through this tragedy.”



At the conclusion of the last general session, on July 15, the standing donation total was $13,085.85, with expectations to collect an even larger sum.

"I think it's a great thing to have," Texas FFA member, Mauriana Herrera said. "It's amazing to see everybody come together and help out."

Reporter: McKenzie Ellis, El Campo FFA


 
 
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