Harlingen prepares for grand opening of its first Sam's Club
POSTED: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 5:09pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 1:52pm
HARLINGEN, TEXAS (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — There's still another 48 days before the Sam's Club in Harlingen has its official grand opening, which is slated for March 20.
"We are excited to be here," said Sam's Club Personal Training Coordinator Barbara Delgado. "The community seems to-has been welcoming."
But perhaps even more exciting than the grand opening is the notion that this new store will significantly help the local economy.
"We by far have about 1400 applicants, you know that have applied here at Sam's Club in Harlingen, and um, we plan on hiring about 200 associates for our grand opening," said Delgado.
But the Sam's Club team is not only working on preparations for the new store.
While customers and employees wait a month and a half for the store to actually open, they're occupying their time by volunteering around the community.
A group from Sam's Club went to Sunny Glen Children's home this morning to help restore the institution and assist in any way.
"We pretty much made a commitment to get that project resolved so we were helping the organization get this house put back together, uh, putting picture frames back in place, cleaning and stuff like that," said Delgado.
Sam's Club has also donated time and money to other organizations like Loaves and Fishes, while reaching out to various others
"We will do whatever we can to help out and volunteering in whatever way that they need us to," said Delgado.
If you would like to contact a representative from Sam's Club to possibly volunteer, please visit the hiring and member center at 825 N. Ed Carey Drive in Harlingen.
Reporting in Harlingen, Marty Watson, KVEO News Center 23.