SAN BENITO — Hector Castillo of Weslaco rolled into the line of cars on his new remodeled motorcycle.
As he entered rumbling, Castillo was wearing his own mask but decided to get the free one that Herrman & Herrman, Law Tigers and Mad Boar Harley-Davidson were giving out.
Herrman & Herrman, an injury law firm, in partnership with Law Tigers, who are a motorcycle injury only law firm, on Wednesday visited McAllen and San Benito to give away 50,000 masks.
The businesses stopped in McAllen at 9 a.m. to distribute masks at Desperado Harley-Davidson and then another one at Mad Boar Harley-Davidson at 5 p.m. in San Benito.
Besides two masks for each person, they were giving out a bag filled with goodies. Coolers, chip bag clips and more were given to people who stopped by.
Eric Holguin, Marketing Director of Herrman & Herrman, said the businesses decided to partner up because of the necessity of masks in the community.
“We are just trying to give out as many masks as possible to people that need them the most,” Holguin said.
Because they are injury attorneys and Law Tigers specialize in motorcycle injuries, Holguin said it was fitting to host the event at the Harley-Davidson locations.
“We are expecting 5,000 people hopefully. We have 10,000 masks to give away today and it has been a good flow of people,” Holguin said.
Tim Youngblood, Marketing Manager for Law Tigers in San Antonio and South Texas, said a large part of their firm is to partner with motorcycle organizations to host events.
Youngblood said a total of 20,000 masks have been given out throughout the different events and the feedback has been positive.
“Everyone has been really happy about us doing this and it is just our way of giving back to the community,” he said.
Castillo, who had arrived at the Harley-Davidson location in San Benito to get his new bike, said masks are necessary and should still be used.
“I drive to Chicago every week and everyone wears a mask and I come down here and you see one out of 10 wearing a mask, that’s not good,” Castillo said.
“People need to protect themselves, cover themselves and wash their hands,” he said.