HARLINGEN — Their T-shirts and files are stuffed into boxes.

That’s because there’s literally no space in the current United Way of Northern Cameron County office. Currently, the organization rents a room in the Harlingen Water Works building.

But that could change as soon as August.

On Friday, the United Way of Northern Cameron County announced that after 63 years of service to the community, it will have a place of its own to call home.

“We are so excited,” said executive director Jessica Belschner.

The historic home at 320 E. Harrison recently was purchased by the organization. It is the original townsite for Harlingen and has been converted into office space.

More importantly, it is about three times as large as the United Way’s current office and located close to many of the organization’s community partners.

“With this additional visibility and growth the organization will be able to make an even greater impact and continue to improve on its mission of mobilizing the caring power of our community,” Belschner said.

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