Hidalgo County offering free space heaters ahead of next week's cold front

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Ahead of the extreme cold weather in the forecast for next week, the Hidalgo County Community Service Agency is offering free space heaters to qualifying residents, according to a news release.

The Hidalgo County Heater Distribution program provides a space heater and a smoke detector for families who have no other means of heating their homes, according to a news release.  

Residents must contact the Hidalgo County Community Service Agency and apply for the assistance.

According to the news release, residents will be asked to complete a program application and provide:

- Proof of income for the last 30 days (income must be at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level)
- ID and proof of residency 
- An unpaid electrical utility bill (water bill and natural gas as well)

Those wanting to apply must call 956-383-6240.

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