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United Way of South Texas Recognizes H-E-B as the #1 Company

February 28, 2022
Pictured UW Board Members L-R: Blanca Villalobos, IBC Bank; Gerardo Paz, South Texas FCU; Dr. J. A. Gonzalez, McAllen I.S.D.; Elvira Alonzo, City of McAllen; Tyler Stone, Rioco Partners; Lisa Killion, Forged Technology Solutions; Paola Escalante-Castillo, Frost Bank; including Linda Tovar, H-E-B Senior Manager of Public Affairs.

The United Way Board of Directors recognized H-E-B as the Top #1 Company. H-E-B is one of United Way’s most passionate partners, with an extremely dedicated team of individuals who go above and beyond to “do more” in the community.

The company has consistently earned the #1 Employee Campaign Award for the largest contributions in Hidalgo and Starr Counties. H-E-B’s Campaign was led by Fatima Saldaña and the Administrative Assistants at the stores and the H-E-B RSC (Transportation and Warehouse) site. With the support of their store leadership, the Administrative Assistants at each H-E-B encouraged over 3,045 employees to participate, and 206 partners were Pillar Club Members. Employees pledged $400,100 in Hidalgo and Starr Counties.

The United Way Board thanks H-E-B for its outstanding commitment to the community and for their time and resources during the pandemic. United Way also receives volunteer and financial support from H-E-B for Day of Caring Project FreshStart, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, Back to School “In Style” Shopping Spree, and much more. The company has continuously demonstrated leadership in the community through extraordinary engagement in year-round service projects.

“We are honored and humbled to accept this United Way award,” Linda Tovar, Senior Manager of Public Affairs said. “Throughout the entire region, we come together and give back to this wonderful non-profit organization, United Way. We are longstanding partners, we’re committed and we are honored!”

About United Way:

United Way of South Texas invests in programs that address critical services in the areas of Health, Education, Financial Stability, and Safety Net. The organization supports over 21 non-profit agencies in Hidalgo and Starr Counties that serve a minimum of 178,500 local residents annually. Services provided by United Way of South Texas through Partner Agencies include emergency shelter, family violence counseling, character building programs, child victim advocacy, and infant stimulation classes. To learn more, visit www.unitedwayofsotx.org. If you would like to support United Way programs with a monetary donation, you may mail a tax deductible check to United Way of South Texas at P.O. Box 187, McAllen, TX 78505-0187 or pledge online at https://unitedwayofsotx.org/donate-now/. For volunteer opportunities, visit volunteersotx.org.