Pickup donated to Housing America Corp.

Pickup donated to Housing America Corp.

SOMERTON, Ariz. – A Ford, F-150 pickup was donated to Housing American Corporation (HAC) by Arizona Public Service (APS).

Anna Chaulk, with APS says they make it a priority to invest in nonprofits like HAC, which have a track record of success in executing such strong community programs.

Thomas Ryan, with HAC says the truck donation will help them continue improving affordable rental units in Yuma County for the elderly, farm laborers, and low income families.

HAC has improved the lives of so many low to moderate-income families in South Yuma County according to APS officials.

A ceremony where APS gave the keys to the 2005 truck to HAC was held Friday morning.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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