Parsons Heating and Air donates items and money to United way of the Concho Valley

Bill Hancock
Runnels County Register
Donnie Parsons (far right), owner of Parsons' Heating and Air, along with his crew of technicians and office workers, donated food and sundry items to the United Way of the Concho Valley. Parsons also made a generous cash donation. The food and sundry items can be used to help the Concho Valley Food Bank, Children's Advocacy Center, Women's Shelter, and more. The monetary donation will be used to help support those programs. Donations to the United Way are tax deductible.

Donnie Parsons and his crew of technicians and office workers donated to the United Way of the Concho Valley on May 4th. Julie Parsons of the Ballinger Animal Shelter, as well as Parsons and his employees, donated food and hygiene items along with a generous cash donation.

Parsons spoke about why he and his employees donated, "Everyone here (Parsons' Heating and Air) always tries to help out and donate to worthy causes. We know these items, the food, sundry items and monetary donation will be used to help people in the Concho Valley."

The donations are also motivated by Parson's personal experiences, "I grew up dirt poor. We went barefoot much of the time because we didn't have any shoes and we didn't always have enough food. I've had cars repossessed, been homeless, filed bankruptcy and been hungry. I know what it feels like to be poor. When you grow up poor, and then you become successful, you want to help out as much as possible. By donating, we not only help people out with food and sundries, we also help them out by giving people hope, letting know that there are people who care about them. I know that the monetary donation will help fund some of these programs. The desire to help others becomes part of who you are."

The donations can be used across the board, including the Concho Valley Food Bank, Children's Advocacy Center and the Women's Shelter. The United Way of the Concho Valley supports numerous charities that can benefit from donations such as the ones made by Parsons. Runnels County is included in United Way's area.