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5's Fans For Friends Gives Monte Alto Woman New Box Fan

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MONTE ALTO – A Monte Alto woman says her kitchen is too hot after the recent storms destroyed her air conditioner.

Diana Salazar has lived in her Monte Alto home for 16 years.

“When the wind came, it threw it inside and it stopped working. So I just have the living room AC left," says Salazar.

Salazar says she has a technique to keep her children from overheating.

“What I do is I shower my kids so they are cool," she says.

As part of Five's Fans for Friends, CHANNEL 5 NEWS presented Salazar with a new box fan.

We also reached out to the Salvation Army to see what other Valley residents can do if they need a fan.

Mario Quintanilla, a spokesperson for the group, says those in need can go to their nearest Salvation Army location in Cameron or Hidalgo County during business hours to apply.

"We would assess the situation. We ask them how many people are in their household and then we give them the appropriate amount of fans," he says.

For more information watch the video above.

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