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United Way Helps Client Put His Heart and Mind at Ease
by Eloise Montemayor, Community Relations / Public Sector Associate
published March 2017




Robert Calderon remains satisfied with the services offered by VITA volunteers.

United Way of South Texas and the IRS partner to offer training to volunteers prior to service.
For at least eight years, Robert Calderon dreaded the income tax season. In 2006, he became a victim of identity theft. The criminal who stole his identity racked up thousands of dollars under Calderon's name, leaving him in debt to the IRS. "For years, I wouldn't have anything coming back to me," Calderon said.

Fortunately, he had a breakthrough in 2014. With the help of a program administered by United Way of Laredo, Calderon was able to get his identity back. Furthermore, Calderon learned that he was eligible to receive free income tax preparation services through United Way of South Texas's VITA program. Since then, he has been a faithful client of the program.

"Thanks to United Way, they took care of my problems and put my heart and mind at ease," Calderon said.

For more information about our VITA program, you may call us at 607-9030 or 686-6331. You may also call 211 for VITA locations, days and times or visit our website, www.unitedwayofsotx.org