El Rescate Receives DIFFA Chicago “Excellence in Care” Award 2020

Samanta Toledo, Rosemary Lebrón, Zenaida López, Natasha, Brown

On Feb 25, 2O2O, The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA CHICAGO) awarded The Puerto Rican Cultural Center $10,000 for the El Rescate Program, which provides outstanding services, preventative education and outreach to people in the Chicago Area who are HIV+, living with AIDS or at risk of infection. The funds will be used to buy CTA bus cards, clothes, food, and other essential items for the program participants. 

El Rescate

Zenaida López, Associate Coordinator at El Rescate, received the award on behalf of PRCC.  In attendance were Nathasha Brown, Director of Human Services and Housing, who oversees the El Rescate Program, Samantha Toledo, Case Manager for PRCC, and Rosemary Lebrón, Financial Director at PRCC. 

The ceremony, which was held at the Meet on 6, The Mart Conference Center, was followed by a networking reception sponsored by Gensler, Interior Invest, OFS, Steelcase, Stone Source, and Thomas Interiors.

by Nadya Henriquez Lowy, La Voz del Paseo Boricua