Tag: elderly

Elderly Man Loses Home To Fire

An elderly man is rescued from a house fire but loses everything in an instant. 85-year-old Pablo Gomez’s home located at 801 North Street in Harlingen was reduced to ashes after a fire was reported this morning at around 10 am. Firefighters responding to the scene but by the time the fire was suffocated, it was too late. Mr. Gomez says he was sitting drinking coffee and reading the newspaper when his neighbor alerted him to the flames. He is grateful to have been rescued but now needs the community’s help. If you would like to do so you can thru...

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Fox Special Report: Amigos Del Valle delivers thousands of meals to elderly residents across the RGV

It’s a special program which provides around 3,000 free meals a day. In the Harlingen area alone, there are 3 drivers who deliver to 132 people, all senior citizens, all in need of a meal. Meals On Wheels is a food subsidy project offered by Amigos Del Valle. It offers home deliveries using more than 18.5 million dollars in funds coming directly by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Many of these people don’t have the ability to go to the grocery store, or even leave their home.  The service offers them food at no cost, especially since many live...

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