EDINBURG, Texas – Jim Longoria, executive director of Hidalgo County Community Service Agency, and his team are, naturally enough, busier than ever.

Their regular work, assisting the disadvantaged, continues. However, added to this, Longoria and his team are helping families new to poverty, those who have lost their job due to the coronavirus and have no money coming in to pay their bills.

In a Zoom conversation with The Rio Grande Guardian editor Steve Taylor, Longoria acknowledged his department has never been busier. Fortunately, the Hidalgo County Community Service Agency has received an additional $2 million in block grants and $4 million for utility assistance.

Here is the interview:

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