By Lesley Ornelas
Texas State News Intern
Local San Marcos businesses, including McCoy’s Building Supply Center, have come on board to help Texas State University students brighten the town on Bobcat Build day.
This time of the year has become a tradition among Texas State University students, who lend a helping hand all over San Marcos to show their appreciation to permanant residents.
For the past five years, students have gone into the community to help schools, churches, non-profit and other community members with various odd jobs.
Bobcat Build is Texas State’s largest student-run community service project with an estimated 3,000 students expected to participate on March 31.
As Bobcat Build expands each year, so does the cost and need for tools and supplies in order for this event to run successfully.
Various businesses and community members have contributed to Bobcat Build and one business in particular has been a loyal contributor for the past five years.
San Marcos’ own McCoy’s Building Supply has contributed money and supplies over the past five years.
For the 2007 Bobcat Build, McCoy’s has donated $1,000 in cash and $2,000 worth of store credit that will be used to buy tools, including gloves, shovels, wheelbarrows and other supplies that will be needed for the various service projects.
Manager Randy Haas of the San Marcos McCoy’s location explains how the McCoy’s family believes in helping the young people of the community help others.
“We have 15 college students who work here that attend Texas State University and we are very proud of them. They care for each other, our customers and the community. McCoy’s looks out for everybody in every way we deem possible.”
With the help of Mr. Haas and McCoy’s, along with various other businesses and community members, this year’s Bobcat Build is bound to be a success.
Other 2007 community corporate sponsors include H-E-B, CenturyTel, and Grande Communications.
For more information concerning Bobcat Build, call (512)-245-9645.