Local Business Owner to Work with PATH Social Services to Cool Down the County
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Clint Benefield, owner of Vapor Galleria in Tyler, Texas, has a heart for those without air conditioning. Mr. Benefield is teaming up with PATH, a local nonprofit organization offering assistance to our Smith County neighbors in need, to get electric fans to low income families and the elderly.

Since this summer is expected to be a hot one, Benefield’s goal is to get 100 fans donated, beginning May 28th through June 10th. Vapor Galleria has committed to donating 50 of those 100 fans and will be offering in-store, special discounts to encourage his customers to donate generously.  

When asked why this is so important to him, Benefield stated, “I’ve always had a soft spot for the less fortunate. We think it is important to give back to the community. And I want my business to reflect a few of my beliefs.”

“We are locally funded, governed and serving in this area,” PATH Executive Director Greg Grubb said. “If someone is in need or knows someone in need, we can help or find other resources that can help. Local businesses that partner with PATH make a difference in the lives of those we serve by providing much needed support through efforts like the summer fan drive.”

Benefield’s business, Vapor Galleria, is a national franchise that offers a wide range of e-cigarettes, hardware and premium juices which provide a proven alternative to smoking or using tobacco products.

Fans or cash donations can be dropped off at 1400 West SW Loop 323, Suite 50, Tyler 75701. Any amount is appreciated and will help Benefield raise money to help low income families and the elderly to keep cool this summer.  


Media Contacts:

Clint Benefield

Vapor Galleria

1400 West SW Loop 323, Suite 50

Tyler, TX 75701



Leslie Watson


402 W. Front St.

Tyler, TX 75702



About PATH: Founded 33 years ago by Mrs. Gertrude Windsor, People Attempting to Help’s (PATH) mission is to restore hope with a personalized approach to empower our East Texas neighbors to thrive in our community. PATH serves 105 families each day, 150 new families each month and over 17,000 people in 2018. Services include emergency assistance, basic medical services, permanent supportive and transitional housing, income tax assistance and child mentoring. PATH also offers the largest Choice Food Pantry in East Texas. Coats For Kids and seasonal drives for diapers, fans and personal care items provide other assistance to those in need. Charity Navigator rates PATH as a 4 star charity, the highest rating possible based on financial information, accountability and transparency. For more information regarding PATH, contact 903-617-2825 or visit pathhelps.org.