Heat is a problem for everyone in the Rio Grande Valley but especially for those without air conditioning. CHANNEL 5 NEWS, HEB and the Salvation Army have partnered to provide fans for the Valley's needy.
During the month of July, CHANNEL 5 NEWS will ask the community to donate new fans to those in need. The Salvation Army of Hidalgo County and the Salvation Army of Cameron County will pick up the fans, qualify recipients and distribute the fans to those in need.
How can you help?
You can purchase a fan at HEB and drop it off in a bin at the store. All the HEB stores in the Rio Grande Valley will be participating. (Click here to find an HEB near you.)
Monetary donations will also be accepted in the form of checks. You can make them payable to "Salvation Army" with the designation "5's Fans for Friends." Checks may be mailed to the Salvation Army or KRGV. The addresses are listed below. The funds raised will be used to purchase new fans from HEB.
|CHANNEL 5 NEWS
P.O. Box 5
Weslaco, TX 78599-0005
|Salvation Army of Hidalgo County
1600N 23rd St
McAllen, TX 78501
|Salvation Army of Cameron County
119 E. Monroe Ave.
How can someone qualify for a free fan?
The Salvation Army will qualify recipients of the fans and will require documentation from each applicant. The requirements to qualify are proof of identification, proof of residency in Hidalgo or Cameron County and proof of income.
Each applicant is required to meet with a social worker to determine qualification. To contact The Salvation Army of Hidalgo County, call (956) 682-1468. Cameron County residents can call (956) 423-2454.