5's Fans for Friends

Heat is a problem for everyone in the Valley but especially for those without air conditioning. CHANNEL 5 NEWS, the Salvation Army and HEB want to help provide fans for the Valley’s needy.

From now thru July 31, CHANNEL 5 NEWS is encouraging the community to donate new fans to those in need. Participating HEB stores will set up a display of fans, which can be purchased and donated to the project. The fans purchased will be stored in a bin at the front of the store.

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. 

Monetary donations will also be accepted in the form of checks. They can be made payable to “Salvation Army” with designation to “5’s Fans for Friends." Checks may be mailed to the Salvation Army or KRGV. The monies raised will be used to purchase new fans from HEB

Salvation Army Locations
1600 N. 23rd Street
McAllen, TX 78501

119 E. Monroe Avenue
Harlingen, TX 78550

KRGV Mailing Address
P.O. Box 5
Weslaco, TX 78599-0005

Information about Qualifying for the Project

The Salvation Army requires 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.