My business is called Hope For The Warriors, and it is located in McKinney, Texas.
Give us a brief description of your business.
We are a Military Veteran Service Organization
Why are you an Ambassador?
Being an Ambassador has given me the opportunity to meet new people and new businesses. It’s been a great way to let people know about what I do and make them aware of the many resources that are available for the veteran population here in North Texas. I like to meet new people and being an Ambassador is great way to do it.
Tell us about your involvement in the community?
- I volunteer with the Crape Myrtle Trails Run. On Mother’s Day, I helped deliver crape myrtles to every 5th grader in MISD and assist with the run every year.
- I volunteer with the McKinney Police Association Fraternal Order of Police Lodge#107 with their annual shop with a cop event.
- I assist with the September 11th Day of Remembrance
- Wreaths Across America DFW National Cemetery
Having a good time!!!
Can you share a little about yourself and your family?
I was born in Colombia, South America and moved to the U.S. in 1978. I was raised in Queens and Long Island, NY. After high school, I enlisted in the United States Army and served honorably for six years.
After being discharged, I worked for United Parcel Service as a package car driver for two years and was then hired by the New York City Police Department in January of 1992. After graduating from the Police Academy, I was assigned to Transit District 1 located in Manhattan patrolling the N.Y. City subway system.
In 1996, I was transferred to the 10th Pct. located in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.
In 2001, I was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to the Housing Bureau PSA-3 located in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn.
On September 11, 2001, I was one of many New York City police officers who responded to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. I have a total of over 400 hrs. spent both at Ground zero in the landfill in Staten Island. In 2002, I was assigned to the Operations Unit directly reporting to the Chief of Department for the NYPD.