'Blessed' McAllen family lends a helping hand to neighbors during blackouts
Monica Nuño considers her family blessed for not having to endure a power outage the past few days.
Nuño lives in McAllen with her family and says since her home is directly connected to a light pole, whenever there are blackouts, the most trouble they get are flickering lights.
However, Nuño says she knows many families are not as lucky. After seeing her neighbors left in the dark, she knew she had to do something.
With the help of her daughter, Nicole, Nuño set up a charging station for her neighbors and provided them with a warm cup of coffee. She says her neighbors stopped by, many of them elderly.
"We didn't know for how long they were going to be without power," Nuño said. "People want to be connected with their families and without power, we have limited resources."
Nuño said though the rest of her neighborhood had their power restored Wednesday night, she knows many others are still in the dark.
Their plans are to continue offering hot coffee and a place for others to charge their devices.
"I always want her to remember that what we have is a blessing, and we need to share it," Nuño said. "As a mom, I do hope that if she's ever on the other side of the street, somebody will be able to offer a warm cup of coffee for her."
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