Episode 116 – Vanessa Kilps and Yomar Aguilar – Familia del Valle

The pandemic has brought hardships to a lot of us but it’s also made a lot more people appreciate what we have and at the same time fight for those that might not be as lucky as some of us.  Yesterday I had the opportunity to talk to two young Imperial Valley residents, Vanessa Kilps and Yomar Aguilar, who are part of La Familia del Valle, “A youth driven organization that strives to provide essential items to those in need among our community”.  This group of young adults is made up of high students and college students from around the valley who saw the need to help out our unhoused brothers and sisters from across the valley.  One of the things that amazed me about this group is how well organized and motivated they are, they have a research and translation team, a public relations team, a design team and you can see who they are if you visit their social media.  It’s really encouraging to see these young adults come together and do something for the unhoused people in our community, especially since they understand that it’s not only about giving them material things or food but also to let people in our community that most of the unhoused were like you and I who at one time or another had a home and life took a turn for the worse and put them where they are.  Follow Familia del Valle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to see how you can help out!  Huge thanks to my Anchor Sponsors Camilo Garcia, Jake, Sergio Armenta, Dents on Border, Castillo Bookkeeping, Sergio’s Tacos and Hotdogs and David Gastelum.  You can now listen to Episode 116 with Vanessa Kilps and Yomar Aguilar from Familia del Valle on Anchor, Spotify, Google Podcast and Apple Podcast.  You can also watch this and other Episodes on our YouTube Channel !

Listen to Que Pasa Calexico Podcast!! Find all episodes on AnchorSpotifyGoogle Podcast, and Apple Podcast. You may also watch this and all my episodes of Que Pasa Calexico!! on my YouTube Channel.

This episode is sponsored by Anchor: The easiest way to Make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Become a Supporter

If you like to stay informed about our community and like to stay in touch with some of the most influential Imperial Valley personalities. Please, support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes.

brawley Calexico Calexico City Council Calexico High School Calexico Podcast calexico rotary club Calexico Unified School District cancer resource center of the desert chiquita vaquita COVID-19 Education El Centro El Honcho george marquez gisel barrett haydee yañes heber holtville IID imperial Imperial County Behavioral Health Services Imperial Valley independent authors jimmy dorantes jose alejos let's talk about it Mark Beltran mental health Mexicali niños book fest nurse amy corrales off the grid Podcast en Español que pasa calexico Que Pasa Calexico! que pasa calexico podcast Ramon Castro Raul Urena rotarians scott dudley sweet orange sweet orange band tomas oliva vanessa kilps yomar aguilar

Leave a Reply