Mayor on the Roof of Local McDonald's
Mayor Raul Salinas is giving up his bed and a roof over his head, but it's all for a good cause.
The Mayor will spend the next three days on top of a local business.
Mayor Raul Salinas will on the McDonalds roof on McPherson and Del Mar, hoping people will stop buy to drop off toys for those less fortunate.
"I've never forgotten where I come from and the reason I decided to do this for 21 years because we had some very lean Christmas's at my home. There were nine of us and we were poor and it was hard for us when Santa didn't come."
Even Santa Clause came for the special event.
The city teamed up with the fire department, who safely delivered the mayor on top of the roof where he will be staying for the next three days.
"He (the mayor) said we're going to sleep on the roof for a couple of days and raise some toys and gifts for needy folks. It's something we couldn't say no to and we're excited to be a part of that."
People can drop off toys at any McDonald's location in Laredo.
The mayor said this is his 21st year doing this and hopes to do it for many more to come.
"As long as God gives me the health and energy, I'll do it. And it gives you a good feeling to help others."
The business said they will be giving away a free soft drink also to anyone who donates a toy.