Record-breaking heat is hard on everyone but especially older adults, young children and persons with chronic medical conditions.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS, SOMOS NOTICIAS, H-E-B and the Salvation Army teamed up to encourage the public to help provide fans to those in need! Due to sanitation and safety concerns during the 2020 pandemic, the project was facilitated differently than in years past.
For one week, July 20 through July 27, CHANNEL 5 NEWS and SOMOS NOTICIAS asked the public to make a monetary donation directly to the Salvation Army of Hidalgo County or the Salvation Army of Cameron County.
Our partner, H-E-B, matched in value the first $25,000 to help families in need across the Rio Grande Valley. The project brought in an additional $8,460 making the total donation of 60 A/C units and over 1,290 fans, which were distributed to those in need by the Salvation Army of Hidalgo County and the Salvation Army of Cameron County.