Flaco Guapo Media
Photos courtesy of Miss Robyn Flores, United Way for the Concho Valley Campaign Director
SAN ANGELO – After the first week when volunteers participated in part I, dubbed “Baskets of Hope” to be delivered to area veterans, the United Way of the Concho Valley and its partner, HEB met at another nonprofit, Concho Valley Regional Food Bank’s location to finish off its two week campaign. “Operation Hope Delivered” was sponsored by H-E-B.
Last Friday, May 17, United Way’s Misty Perales-Yanuska, Administrative assistant, tag-teamed with her colleague, Campaign Director, Miss Robyn Flores, who coordinated with 15 HEB store personnel as they prepped, donated items placed in 50 boxes prior to the veterans picking up “Baskets of Hope.” Miss Flores also informed Flaco Guapo Media that HEB, sponsor of the event, contributed $1,000 for a shopping spree.
The 50 boxes consisted of various items ranging from personal hygiene products to household goods, such as bathmats, paper towels, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, shampoo, dish soap, basic kitchen utensils, window cleaner, pillows, etc. This year’s designated event was to help veterans who are leaving transitional housing and moving into a permanent residence, secure items they need to set up their new homes.
Besides Miss Flores, Nick George HEB store # 5502 general manager was there; and Nickie Starkey, Health Care for homeless veterans was present also.
Flores stated that approximately 25 homeless veterans came by the Food Bank at 3 p.m. to collect their “Operation Hope” baskets. As for the other baskets, Flores and others delivered donated items to veterans at their residence.