Dear Members and Friends of the LPN,
It’s hard to believe that 2020 is coming to an end. This has been a year of many unprecedented events. As a community, we were tested medically, politically, and socially, and together united, we pushed through the medical challenges of COVID-19, challenged the status quo of our political leaders, and stood shoulder to shoulder (while socially distanced, of course!) to voice our opposition to social injustice, not only in our community but throughout the whole country.
Being part of the Latino Providers Network, I was lucky not only to work with an amazing Board, but I was also privy to the unity this community was able to achieve in the face of the pandemic and social injustice. Our board, LPN members, and volunteers stepped up to the challenge and together helped a community in need:
- Volunteers worked tirelessly to provide food and resources within their communities. Many LPN members collaborated with food banks to make food accessible to those that could not otherwise get to food distribution centers.
- COVID-19 testing sites were mobilized in underserved communities to provide much needed testing, and
- Many dusted off their sewing machines and provided the community with handmade face masks, which we know are necessary to fight the spread of COVID-19.
In 2020, the gift of giving was alive and well in communities throughout Maryland, and the most valuable gifts shared were kindness, caring, and volunteerism. We were touched and amazed by the generosity shown by so many in a time where the country was divided. This year has shown us what we can accomplish when we work together! The Latino Providers Network will continue to be the platform where the community can gather and to pursue our mission to maximize resources through advocacy, education, and networking.
On behalf of our Board of Directors, we send holiday cheers to our LPN members, volunteers, sponsors and the Latino community in Maryland and beyond.
Que tengan una Feliz Navidad Y un Próspero Año Nuevo!
President, LPN Board of Directors