Downstate: Carper Reaches Out to Those Who reach the Community

GEORGETOWN, DE – Senator Tom Carper will visit La Esperanza tomorrow to make a special tribute to Sister Rosa Alvarez for her commitment to Delaware’s immigrants. Sister Rosa works with La Esperanza, a community center for Sussex County’s Latino population, to provide social services for downstate immigrants who lack health care, face domestic violence and who have limited educational opportunities. Her efforts have affected the lives of thousands of Delawareans. “Sister Rosa has dedicated her life to opening doors to families that otherwise might have been closed by language or cultural barriers. In doing so, she has become a lifeline for Georgetown’s Hispanic community,” Carper said. “At a time when the face of our nation is in constant flux and the call to service rings louder than ever, it is individuals like Sister Rosa who leave me feeling hopeful about our country’s future.” Senator Carper will present Sister Rosa with a framed copy of his remarks from the floor of the U.S. Senate. Copies translated into Spanish will be available and individuals and families whose lives Sister has affected will be in attendance. For a copy of Senator Carper’s statement “In Recognition of Sister Rosa Alvarez”, or digital photos taken throughout the day, contact Jenn Connell at 202-224-8395. THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 12:15 p.m. Laurel Senior Center Carper will join the center’s seniors for lunch and make a special presentation to Isabell Bell, a longtime employee, on her 90th birthday Location: 113 N. Central Ave, Laurel 3:30 p.m. La Esperanza Carper to recognize Sister Rosa Alvarez for her commitment to social service for Delaware’s immigrants Location: 216 North Race Street, Georgetown