Campaign Focused on Helping Our Students
August 17, 2021

ALVARADO, TEX. – On Sept. 12, 2021, a group of DETERMINED cyclists will begin their ride from McAllen, Tex., to Richardson, Tex. They will be cycling more than 800 miles over two weeks. Even though they enjoy cycling, they are accepting this challenge to help raise awareness for taking care of one’s health and to raise funds for an Adventist Education Endowment in the Texas Conference. Interest from that fund will go to assist any student wanting to attend a Texas Conference school but needing financial help to do so.

At each Texas Conference school stop along the way, the cyclists will share their stories and encourage the students.

For those who are not serious cyclists, on your own options were offered so people could walk, run or cycle in their area while promoting the DETERMINED campaign. When individuals sign up, a personal web page is created for them to share with family and friends to show their support with donations.

A president’s challenge was given, encouraging 500 people to donate $1,000 each to show support for our students. That $500,000 would be a wonderful start to the endowment.

In July, “Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists” was added to the list of charitable organizations for Amazon Smile. For the remainder of this year and next year, any donation received through Amazon Smile will be added to the DETERMINED funds.

Follow the cyclists during the ride on our social channels @TexasAdventist.

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By Elton DeMoraes, President