Boys and Girls Club to receive $7,500 donation

Staff Writer

Boys & Girls ClubThe Boys and Girls Club of San Benito will be accepting a check for approximately $7,500 from HEB on Wednesday, March 6.

“Tomorrow, at four o clock, HEB will be presenting a check to help the Boys and Girls Club stay open,” Tommy Ramirez Jr., President of the Board of Directors for the club, said on Tuesday. “There will also be a presentation to create a children’s technology library using Kindles and iPads.”

The HEB check presentation, scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, is just one of the many efforts to keep the club’s doors open, including a recent donation of approximately $2,733 from Fun N Sun during their Western Day Festival.

“Right now we are waiting to hear back from the City of Harlingen for discounts to use a golf course for a Save The Club Golf Tournament in April,” said Ramirez. “There is also an organization out of Harlingen that coordinates running events, which is putting together a 5k run to benefit the club on April 6.”

The San Benito City Commission met Tuesday evening to decide whether the city would provide monetary relief to the club, which according to Ramirez is in danger of closing after approximately three months worth of emergency funds are exhausted, lest $75,000 is raised to continue operations.

“We’re just going to stay optimistic and keep moving forward,” Ramirez said. “The City is supposed to make an announcement at a meeting about whether they will help the club. Regardless, we are still moving forward. I’m really pleased with how the San Benito and Harlingen communities have come forward to help out with numerous fundraising events to keep the club open.”

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  2. Walmart still has more veriety and lower prices. HEB has long been know for donations of money and food and free dinners during the holidays. HEB is a more family orientated store hireing city youth and always looking out for it’s employees. For anyone looking for a carrier with HEB it’s the company to look at for a good pay for some one with degree in business management or even as a druck driver delivering groceries.

    • Smetter Family on March 5, 2013 at 11:29 pm
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    Thank you HEB for caring about the children of San Benito. My family will do more grocery shopping at your San Benito HEB. May The Good Lord continue to bless your company.

    • Reform San Benito on March 5, 2013 at 7:58 pm
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    “I love my HEB!” Never more so. Thank you, HEB!

    Thank you, Tommy Ramirez, for your tireless work in aiding all the children of San Benito!

    Thanks to Fun and Sun, and every one else for your contributions, as well!

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