A group of 20 people met at the Caroline Pride Center on Market Street to surprise Angel Perez this past Saturday, February 4th. WBOC showed up with a reporter and cameraman to award Perez The Jefferson Award for community service. (Star Democrat)
As quoted in the Star Democrat's story, Perez said, “I have been working in the community for 10 or 11 years. I started back in Massachusetts. I ended up creating the first LGBQT homeless support group in Springfield. When the Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2016 or 2017, I did the first donation drive. And then I started at the YMCA. We did a lot of community outreach. Then we did Caroline Pride. Then I started to work for the Town of Greensboro. Basically, it is all about how you can impact your community in a positive way. Identify a problem and find a solution and bring people together. The reward is to see how the community was and how it is now.”
Angel is an active member of the Mid Shore Health Improvement Coalition and serves on multiple workgroups including: Health Equity/Social Determinants, Tobacco and Cancer, and Diabetes/Healthy Living. We couldn't be more proud to have such a passionate and community-minded supporter join us in our regional health improvement efforts.
Please join us in congratulating Angel!