Ambassador Spotlight - Gus Cabarcas
What is the name of your business and where are you located?
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.