‘Each of us defines all of us;’ the statement couldn’t be truer today than ever before as cadets with The University of New Mexico’s Army ROTC donated $2,500 to UNMH.

“Masses of people in countries and places all over the world are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and experiencing enormous change,” said Seoyoon Cha, UNM Army ROTC senior cadet. “New Mexico is one of those places.” 


In the upcoming weeks UNMH leadership has stressed how its preparing for an influx of COVID-19 cases.

“We can see the tsunami that is fast approaching the state of New Mexico,” said Paul Roth, chancellor for UNM Health Sciences and CEO of the UNM Health System.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham repeatedly states how hospitals across New Mexico are in need of additional supplies, equipment and other resources to take care of its patients and medical personnel.

Cha said that's when cadets saw the opportunity to help.

“We, as cadets, thought about what we could do to help people who are suffering and fighting the pandemic,” he said.

Each year, cadets host fundraisers to help pay for different events. However, this year many of those events have been canceled or postponed.

“We wanted to help in any way possible and we hope our donation encourages others to contribute to the fight,” said Dylan Trujillo, UNM Army ROTC cadet battalion commander.

For more information on ways to donate follow the UNM Army ROTC on Instagram.