As February draws to a close, 409 (and counting) alumni and friends of UT have volunteered in their communities around the country and in London for Texas Exes Care About the Project.
Many of those volunteers are affiliated with Texas Exes networks, which are the seeds from which Texas Exes chapters hatch. Networks tend to be smaller and more loosely organized than chapters.
Members of the Salt Lake City Network spread some Valentine’s love at a dinner and dance at Camp Kostopulos, a program for people with disabilities.
The Birmingham Network helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity. “We got a little dirty and sweaty, but everyone had a good time,” says event chair Will Moore.
In New Mexico, the Santa Fe Network demonstrated how Longhorns like to go big: they packed almost two tons of potatoes for distribution at a local food pantry. While working, they ran into a confused OU alum, who agreed to take their group photo.
The Treasure Valley Network in Idaho packed care packages for soldiers in Afghanistan. Being diehard Longhorn fans, they prepared the packages while watching the UT vs. Kansas State basketball game.
Salt Lake City Network (top), and Santa Fe Network (left). Photos courtesy Laura Carpenter. See more photos from other networks’ and chapters’ volunteer activities on Facebook.
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