Photo by Andres Acosta – El Paso Herald Post
Aaron and Alvin Jones, the NFL standouts, EPISD alumni and proud sons of El Paso, continued their tradition of giving back to the community by providing more than 100 turkeys to families in this South-Central neighborhood.
The brothers, through their A&A All the Way Foundation, organized the drive-through delivery of Thanksgiving turkeys to the families of students at Hawkins. The non-profit has a long history of helping families in El Paso, including those in the San Juan neighborhood around Hawkins.
Aaron and Alvin, who graduated from Burges High School, could not be at the event on Tuesday, but their father, Alvin Jones Sr. was on hand to help pass out the turkeys to the grateful families.
“Aaron and Alvin are proud to be from El Paso and they are happy to do what they can to help the families in their home town,” Jones Sr. said.
Principal Adriana Ruiz said the Jones Brothers have become honorary Hawkins Rams, even though neither athlete attended the school.
“They are so generous with their time and charity that they are part of the Hawkins Family now. They and their parents are very much appreciated by everyone at our school,” she said. “They are great role models and students throughout El Paso can be proud to hail from the same town as Aaron and Alvin Jones.”
Each family received a turkey plus an extra token of health and appreciation: hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial cleaner and wipes, courtesy of a Jones Family friend