A Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Allied Health Sciences program is getting a boost from the Texas Tech University Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Several engineering students have volunteered to participate in a workday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 during which they will be available for one to six hours to plant flowers, pull weeds, wash cars, rake leaves, move large items to storage, clean out garages or rain gutters or complete other household chores throughout Lubbock in exchange for donations.
All proceeds from the workday will benefit the Stroke/Aphasia Recovery (STAR) Program at the School of Allied Health Sciences' Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic. The STAR Program provides speech therapy to stroke survivors. Regardless of the ability to pay for therapy, all patients who experience loss of speech as a result of a stroke are accepted into the program and participate in weekly speech therapy sessions.
Last year, chemical engineering students raised $4,000 for the therapy program.
Lubbock residents may send their name, address, telephone number, requested time, number of students requested (up to six) and type of work needed to Melinda Corwin, Ph.D., associate professor, TTUHSC Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, 3601 Fourth St., Suite 2A-300, Lubbock, Texas 79430.
For more information, call (806) 743-5660, ext. 223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.