Texas Legislators Give Combined Donation to Valley Relief Fund
WESLACO – Many people in the Houston area impacted by Hurricane Harvey continue to struggle to get by.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS teamed up with Lone Star National Bank, Gonzalez Furniture, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and the Law Office of Michael M. Guerra to raise money to help people rebuild.
On Wednesday, we received a special donation to our Valley Relief Fund drive to help those in need.
Cary Zayas: I am joined by a wonderful group today and they are here to give a little extra boost to our Valley Relief Fund. State Rep. Bobby Guerra is here with us and tell us how you were able to do this.
Rep. Bobby Guerra: Well, I think we all got together. I spoke to Chairman (Rene) Oliveira and the rest of the reps and we decided that we really needed to help out with this relief effort. And we kind of thought this was our small part in doing so. So, we got together with you guys and we made this happen.
Cary: So each one of you donated $1,000?
Bobby: That’s right.
Cary: And we’re sending this?
Bobby: Well, it’s to the relief fund and it’s going to be matched and I think the folks over here.
Cary: Edna knows about this very well. Edna, tell us what you guys are doing at Lone Star and DHR.
Edna de Saro: Absolutely. Well, Lone Star National Bank and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance are two of the four sponsors that came in the match up to $40,000 that was collected from the community. So, we thank so much to our leaders in the community for donating and helping towards the effort.
Cary: Thank you Edna so much and every single one of you who is here, thank you very much. We are going to have a full list of everyone who has donated to this and we all know this is going to be put to very good use. So thanks so much.
The combined $10,000 donation was given by the following legislators: Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, Rep. R.D. "Bobby" Guerra, Rep. Sergio Munoz Jr., Rep. Armando Martinez, Rep. Rene Oliveira, Rep. Terry Canales, Rep. Ryan Guillen, Rep. Oscar Longoria and Rep. Eddie Lucio III. Thank you for your contribution.
The total amount our viewers helped CHANNEL 5 NEWS raised is $170,708.13.