Puerto Rican Families in Evansville Seek Relief

first_imgCHANNEL 44 NEWS: Puerto Rican Families in Evansville Seek ReliefOCTOBER 17TH, 2017  MELANIE ZAYAS EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Since the tragic devastation from Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Rican families have been experiencing the toll of the aftermath. In Evansville, various organizations including HOLA and the Latino Chamber Alliance are joining forces to spread awareness around the area. Cindy Borrero of Evansville says she grew up in Puerto Rico and still has family living on the island. For weeks, Cindy has been working on getting a generator for her grandparents. They still have limited food and no running water. She says, “I feel like we need to remember that in Puerto Rico, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done on the island. A lot of people are suffering and a lot of people are dying. We have an entire island full of U.S. citizens that have no food or water.”HOLA has plans to host a 5k walk to help with the relief effort. It is set for November 19th at Wesselman Park. HOLA members hope to see a lot people there supporting those in need.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare last_img read more

Local students win Americanism Essay Contest

first_imgClass I – Grade 3-4Winner – Sadie Silver (All Saints Catholic Academy)Honorable Mention – Luke Eckert, Logan Servodis, Kai Loiacono (All from All Saints)Class II – Grade 5-6Winner – Aidan Miklas (All Saints Catholic Academy)Honorable Mention – Ava De Joy, Michael Kim, Amanda Kastner (All from All Saints)Class III – Grade 7-8Winner – Frances Prekop (All Saints Catholic Academy)Honorable Mention – Julia Mickiewicz, Rocco Barone, Madelyn Martinez (All from All Saints)Class VI – Special Needs Winner – Dantae Rodriguez (Lincoln Community School) The F.A. Mackenzie Unit 165 American Legion Auxiliary, Bayonne, has announced the following names of the local students who have won awards for their annual Americanism Essay Contest.The Americanism Essay Contest was titled “How can we address and prevent veterans homelessness in our communities?” The winners are: 1 / 2  The winners from All Saints Catholic Academy  2 / 2  Dantae Rodriguez from Lincoln Community School ❮ ❯center_img ×  1 / 2  The winners from All Saints Catholic Academy  2 / 2  Dantae Rodriguez from Lincoln Community School ❮ ❯last_img read more