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Urgent Call to the Rio Grande Valley Community, Reynosa Needs Drinking Water

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McALLEN – The aftermath of Hurricane Hanna left behind a lot of flooding and devastation to Reynosa, Mexico.  Due to the flooding, thousands of people have lost their belongings, access to the basic resources to cover their basic needs and in many cases their homes.

In an effort to aid Reynosa community in their time of need, the City of McAllen, McAllen Chamber of Commerce, the McAllen Economic Development Corporation & the McAllen Hidalgo-Anzalduas International Bridge, with the support of the Mexican Consulate in McAllen are coordinating efforts to send one trailer full of cases of drinking water for the people of Reynosa.

Picture above is Luis Cantu, Vice President for the McAllen Chamber. Please deliver your water donations to the McAllen Chamber of Commerce from 8am to 5pm till Friday August 14.
Picture above is Luis Cantu, Vice President for the McAllen Chamber. Please deliver your water donations to the McAllen Chamber of Commerce from 8am to 5pm till Friday August 14.

“Our hope is to provide the citizens of Reynosa, some relief from the destructive flooding caused by hurricane Hanna,” said Luis Cantu, Vice President for the McAllen Chamber of Commerce.  “We also hope that Reynosa will soon recover from this devastation and want the people of Reynosa to know that we never forget the friendship relationship we have built together as sister cities for many years,” he added. 

The Chamber contacted the City of Reynosa and at the top of their list of needs is water.

The City, the Chamber, the McAllen Hidalgo-Anzalduas International bridge office and McAllen EDC are asking the community and businesses with their support, by donating bottled water cases and delivering them to the McAllen Chamber of Commerce located at 1200 Ash Ave.  Water donations are being received at the Chamber curbside Wednesday through Friday, August 12 to 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. 

People can donate one or more cases of water on a curbside setup for customers safety and peace of mind. 

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For more information about this donation campaign, please contact Luis Cantu at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at 682-2871.

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