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Boy Scouts—South Texas Council

In Scouting, Mrs. Veronica Caballero has immeasurable memories and experiences. She has been the Den leader for Cub Scouts. She is also a prestigious member of the Troop Committee for Boy Scouts and has completed a Bachelor of Commission Science, and an Adult Leader Training of Wood Badge. Mrs. Caballero has been a member of the training staff and completed Trainer’s Edge.

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South Texas Food Bank

The South Texas Food Bank has been present in the community of Laredo for about thirty years. The organization has aimed to be a link between those who are suffering from hunger, and those who want to help a well-organized outlet with assurance that their donation will reach those who need it the most

The beginning of the Food Bank was in 1989.

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Serving Children and Adults in Need INC.

Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) was publicly shaped in 1982 as Stop Child Abuse and Neglect in Laredo, Texas. Presently, SCAN is a community-based, nonprofit social services organization. The organization provides an assortment of comprehensive services to Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Kleberg, LaSalle, Maverick, Real,

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Serving Children and Adults in Need INC.

Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) is a non-profit, community-based organization created in 1982.  SCAN provides services to a wide array of populations such as families experiencing family conflict; youth and children in at risk situations; youth and adults with substance use disorders; victims of sexual assault and violence;

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Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center

The Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center began as a local nonprofit organization founded in 1959 by Mrs. Cowl. Her vision included creating an establishment that provided a program of physical and emotional restitution for individuals suffering from polio. Today, Mrs. Cowl’s vision has been incorporated to make it possible to assist individuals with birth defects,

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Laredo HSDA HIV/AIDS Services Consortia

 

Laredo HSDA HIV/AIDS Services Consortia was established in the early 1990s.

The Consortia is the only current nonprofit agency in Laredo that focuses exclusively on assistance and support for HIV/AIDS. The Consortia provides assistance to individuals who were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Additionally, it provides various programs that enhance the quality of life.

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Communities in Schools

Present in the Laredo community for over eight years, Communities in Schools assists students with school tutoring, basic needs, scholarships for college, college readiness, and career exploration. Students and their families who are struggling and have a difficult time accessing public and private services benefit from Communities in Schools. There are many resources in the community,

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Literacy Volunteers

In 1986, Literacy Volunteers of Laredo was established to encourage literacy throughout the Laredo community. The program is operated diligently by a staff who recruit, train, and match volunteer tutors with non-reading adults. For those who are not natural English speakers, the match between the tutor and tutee is based on the individualized needs the tutee will need with basic reading and English as a second language.

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Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas

Present in the Laredo community for over eight years, Communities in Schools assists students with school tutoring, basic needs, scholarships for college, college readiness, and career exploration. Students and their families who are struggling and have a difficult time accessing public and private services benefit from Communities in Schools. There are many resources in the community,

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Boys and Girls Club of Zapata

For over two years, Noelia Olmeda has been a reliant and excellent volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club of Zapata. Currently, Noelia is a junior at Zapata High School, and takes great pride in her love for art. While balancing high school and her time for art, Noelia also volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club on a daily basis.

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Gateway Community Health Center, Inc.

After young Frankie had a nerve wrecking encounter at a local dentist office, Frankie and his dad were recommended to Gateway Community Health Center, Inc. Nine years ago, Frankie immediately became comfortable, and adored going to his new dental office because the clinic’s staff eased his worries by welcoming him into a warming environment.

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Sacred Heart Children’s Home

Sacred Heart Children’s Home has been in the community of Laredo for over one hundred years. It was established in 1907, and tirelessly continues to serve those in need. At the young and innocent age of eight years old, Karen Lopez was introduced into the loving atmosphere at Sacred Heart Children’s Home.

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Catholic Charities Diocese of Laredo

Catholic Charities- Diocese of Laredo (CCDOL) is a non-profit organization under the auspices of the Diocese of Laredo that was established in the 1970s. CCDOL is a community based organization that has been serving the community of Laredo, and the areas of Dimmit, Jim Hogg, La Salle, Maverick, Webb, Zapata,

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Laredo Animal Protective Society

The Laredo Animal Protective Society is best known for its efforts at being the only local no kill animal shelter. LAPS provides a nurturing home for stray animals. The organization helps the Laredo community by taking in homeless cats and dogs and providing low cost vaccines. LAPS also extends its efforts to educate the community.

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Laredo Crime Stoppers, Inc.

Laredo Crime Stoppers, Inc. was established in 1981. The agency was designed to serve the community of Laredo-Webb County. Vigilant citizens can report suspicious activity they witness. By reporting the skeptical activities, citizens can help prevent and/or solve a crime, and report the whereabouts of fugitives. When a call comes in through the Laredo Crime Stopper TIPS line,

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Imaginarium of South Texas

The awareness for a Children’s Museum in Laredo began in the 1980s as the late Cecilia Martinez Claflin, curator for the Nuevo Santander Museum, saw the need for a place where children learn with manipulatives. She researched the concept and together with a group of educators and concerned citizens established goals that would determine the direction and possibility of such a museum.

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Bethany House

A delicious meal five days a week. In addition to their children’s meal program is Luz De Esperanza Saturday education program where 25 children participate and receive breakfast and lunch. The last meal program the Bethany House provides are street corner meals. This program delivers over 170 meals to homeless people living on the streets in north Laredo.

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Kidney Foundation of Laredo- Javier Jasso

“It’s been a struggle, but I am not willing to give up,” explained Javier Jasso. After a battle with pneumonia and falling into a coma for two weeks, Javier’s kidneys began to stop functioning. The aftermath of his illness has led to Javier struggling with Chronic Kidney Disease. Through the guidance of the Kidney Foundation of Laredo,

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The Salvation Army- Leilani “Lani” Cantu

“I want to join this church, this is amazing,” Leilani “Lani” Cantu excitingly declared to me. As a young child, Lani’s mother Adriana Cantu involved Lani in the Salvation Army. After hearing Lieutenant Aguirre’s words that wholeheartedly touched her, Lani decided she wanted to be a part of the Salvation Army. 

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Children’s Advocacy Center of Laredo- Webb County- Vanessa Ibarra

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Laredo has grown to unite a mass of services to educate the community of Webb County on child abuse, and allow the victims of abuse and their families to reconcile in a positive environment.

In 1993, Jose M. Rubio, Jr., Webb County District Attorney,

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Casa De Misericordia-Rosy

Rosy’s past marriage lasted a year. Unfortunately, she was living in a constant state of terror. Rosy’s life constantly involved living with insults and violence. Five years ago, Rosy’s husband beat her inside a parked vehicle, and left her in the parking lot until midnight. Fortunately, things began to turn around in Rosy’s favor.

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Boys and Girls Club of Laredo

“Great futures start here!” Mr. Jorge F. Gonzalez declared. As an astounding product of the Boys and Girls Club of Laredo, Mr. Gonzalez has an abundance to recognize. Mr. Gonzalez was first introduced to the Boys and Girls Club of Laredo as a child. He attended the club often, The Boys and Girls Club is where he learned to swim,

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