Fundraising community

A community of women and men called together by a local Hispanic store, El Riconcito, worked together to create pupusas, tamales and pastelles Saturday morning on 12th Street in Huntingburg. The fundraiser was to help a local woman, Irma Calderón, fighting breast cancer. The families and friends with origins in El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico regularly come together to help raise money for community members. Photos by Matthew Crane.
Volunteers patted out hundreds (thousands?) of pupusas Saturday morning.
A volunteer cook hugged Irma Calderón (hooded sweatshirt), the beneficiary of the fundraiser. Irma has been fighting breast cancer since a September diagnosis. She is not insured and has two chemotherapy treatments, surgery and possibly radiation treatment left to complete.
Jorgé Soto volunteered his home for the fundraiser to help his cousin Irma Calderón.
A special El Salvadoran soup featuring cow hoof and vegetables called sopa de pata was quickly served up this morning to eager donors.
Pastelles are fried corn-flour pockets fill with meat and vegetables.

One Response to Fundraising community

  1. Timmie Westfall January 15, 2020 at 12:43 pm #

    What a noble community group, helping their own. These are some of the kindest most humble , most generous people I have ever met. I am honored to call them friends.

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