United Supermarkets Donates 1,000 Pairs of Socks to the Salvation Army Through Pears for Pairs

Odessa, Texas/March 3, 2023-On Wednesday, March 1st United Supermarkets donated one thousand pairs of socks to the Salvation Army, through the “Pears for Pairs” campaign. 

The United Family has helped make this donation in the Permian Basin for 4 years. 

(Ricky Holman, Produce Regional Supervisor-Midland/Odessa/Eastern New Mexico-United Family/United Supermarkets) 

During the fall months in 2022 a portion of the proceeds from the purchase of Rainier Fruits pears and apples went towards the purchase of brand news socks for the homeless community. 

(Luis Melendez, Commanding Officer-Salvation Army-Ector County/Odessa, Texas) 

Throughout the four years, guests have participated in helping raise funds for socks. The United Family and Rainier Fruit are able to donate a total of 5, 000 socks to charitable organizations across the state of Texas. 

(Luis Melendez, Commanding Officer-Salvation Army-Ector County/Odessa, Texas) 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 


Aisles of Smiles for MDA United Supermarket-DRB Media Communications Digital News

Odessa, Texas/September 2, 2022-Throughout the month of September, United Family locations across Texas and New Mexico began raising funds and spreading awareness about muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular disease. United Supermarkets and Market Street in Odessa kicked-off the fundraising event. 

(John Jameson, Regional Vice-President for Midland-Odessa & Eastern New Mexico-United Family of Supermarkets) 

Tazzie Barba, the adopted son of Marcie and Tazz Barba, was diagnosed with one of many forms of muscular dystrophy. 

(Marcie Barba, Mother of Tazzie Barba) 

(Tazz Barba, Father of Tazzie Barba) 

Guests at the United Supermarkets and at Market Street can make monetary donations at the register or purchase specific grocery items with specially marked tags. 

(Peter Flores, Outside Sales Representation) 

Funds from the Aisles of Smiles also benefit MDA’s advocacy efforts to provide access to healthcare, travel and education. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera.