SAN ANTONIO – Families lined up Friday morning around Cowboy’s Alamo City to receive a free face covering.
Herrman & Herrman Law Firm teamed up with the bike shop to give out 10,000 masks to the San Antonio community.
The event was held at the 11000 block of the North Interstate 35 frontage road on the city’s Northeast Side from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Although already equipped with a face mask of their own, Tom Terrazas and his wife lined up almost an hour before the event to receive a reusable cloth face covering.
“Well, we heard on channel 12 that they were giving out some masks so, it’s an honor and a blessing for them to do this, you know, for the city of San Antonio.”
Terrazas and his wife say it’s been a challenge to buy masks as they’re continually sold out in stores and online.
“It is difficult to get,” Terrazas said. “Like this one here, I bought this at a Harbor Fright, and I run a lot every day and wear them (out).”
Eric Holguin with Herrman & Herrman said that the Corpus Christi-based law firm has donated more than 50,000 face coverings to the other cities they serve across central and south Texas to help keep the community safe.
“In a lot of cities, in order for people to take public transportation, they have to have mask on and those people sometimes can't get them,” Holguin said. “So, we're providing them with these resources that they need to go about their life and just to protect themselves.”
Event organizers hoped to reach as many people as possible by Friday afternoon before the free giveaway wraps up at 1 p.m. As of now, Friday is the only event they have planned in San Antonio.