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12 for 12 Campaign

2014 - 2016

Aggie Bonfire was a long-standing tradition at Texas A&M University as part of the college rivalry with the University of Texas at Austin. For 90 years, Texas A&M students built and burned a bonfire on campus, each year growing to an immense size.  On November 18, 1999 at 2:42 am, Bonfire collapsed during construction, killing twelve people - eleven students and one former student - and injuring twenty-seven others. 

In 2014, BUILD embarked on a three-year project to construct and dedicate 12 Texas Aggie Medical Clinics (TAMCs) in honor of the 12 fallen Aggies at Bonfire. BUILD 2014 was the first year that BUILD was at The Grove, next to Simpson Drill Field by the MSC.  Then the following years BUILD was relocated to Lot 88, next to the General Services Complex off Agronomy Rd.  

BUILD 2015 and 2016 continued to transform the remaining eight shipping containers into Texas Aggie Medical Clinics. In addition, in April 2016 BUILD members began building a fully functional prototype clinic to keep on campus and display as a finished example of a TAMC. The prototype was completed on Kyle Field Day by volunteers and then dedicated to the 27 Aggies injured in the Bonfire collapse. In 2017, this prototype was temporarily relocated to Rockport to serve as a facility for Rockport EMS after the destruction of Hurricane Harvey.  The 2016 prototype was retired in January 2018 and is now prepared to serve in one of the tentative 2017 destinations.

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Year

2014

2014

2014

2014

2015

2015

2015

2015

2016

2016

2016

2016

Honoree

Miranda Denise Adams '02

Christopher David Breen '96

Nathan Scott West '02

Jeremy Richard Frampton '99

Lucas John Kimmel '03

Timothy Doran Kerlee '03

Jamie Lynn Hand '03

Christopher Lee Heard '03

Michael Stephen Ebanks '03

Jerry Don Self '01

Chad A. Powell '03

Bryan A. McClain '02

Location

Thomazeau, Haiti

Yamaranguila, Honduras

Tecpan, Guatemala

Tecpan, Guatemala

Soran, Iraq

San Jose, Costa Rica

Jesus de Otoro, Honduras

Beaudachita, Haiti

Amman, Jordan

Bolivia

Snuol, Cambodia

Dominican Republic

NGO

Hosean International Ministries

Asociacion Cadena de Amor

Fundacion Educa Pueblo-Viejo

Fundacion Educa Pueblo-Viejo

FAI Relief

Asociacion Costa Rica Conexion San Pedro

Ministerios Alcanzando Desde El Cielo

Beaudachita Development Committee

Heart of Mercy International

Rotary Club Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Kratie Provincial Health Department

Fundación Victor Atallah

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