A spiritual leader from the Rio Grande Valley known for generosity and care of immigrants is being honored.
On Tuesday night the Hispanic Heritage Foundation awarded the 2018 Hispanic Heritage Award for Community Service to Sister Pimentel in Washington, D.C.
Pimentel is the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley and founder of the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen. It is a place cares for thousands of immigrants annually. We spoke with Sister Pimentel ahead of the award ceremony.
“I go as an ambassador of those who have chosen to join me in making a difference in the life of others.”
This evening the city of McAllen will welcome home Sister Pimentel and discuss her new plans in launching a $5.5 million campaign to build a permanent humanitarian respite center.