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State Honoree

Sofia Blazevic

Puerto Rico

Sofia Blazevic, Gabilanes K-6, Tierralta II, helped provide for victims of Hurricane Hortense in September 1996. Working with other members of her Catholic service group, Yaurel, she collected medical supplies and clothing and distributed them to those in need. She filled two vans with supplies on the first day of the aftermath and continues to provide for those left homeless by the destruction. Blazevic also cared for victims who were hurt or ill.

"Through volunteering, I realized that there are many needy people in the world and if we help little by little it will make a big difference."