Kimberly Lamberty-Torres, Linwood, client services coordinator for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), Galloway office, was selected as one of the “Hispanic Leaders Who Are Making a Difference in New Jersey.” The South Jersey Journal will recognize Lamberty-Torres, who has worked for Preferred for six years, with a profile about her contributions.
Lamberty-Torres volunteered in the campaign “Puerto Rico Strong” After she arrived in Puerto Rico on October 6, 2017, the campaign raised more than $40,000 and was instrumental in shipping to Puerto Rico three containers of supplies, food, tarps, water, and many other items.
After the trip to Puerto Rico, Lamberty-Torres co-founded Latinos En Marcha, an active advocacy group that participated in the Unity March for Puerto Rico on November 19, 2017.
“We had the largest contingent representing the state of Pennsylvania.”
Lamberty-Torres, Latinos En Marcha, and the Free Library of Philadelphia held a FEMA clinic for several weeks and assisted more than 100 evacuee families with FEMA applications and appeals. The group participated in a Woman’s March this past January to continue to highlight the plight of Puerto Rico and its people.
On a more local level, Lamberty-Torres and Damaris Esquea, Pleasantville, a certified home health aide for PHHC, recently made sure that Rosaline Glover, Pleasantville, a client of theirs, received a replacement motorized wheelchair through the One Wish program of PHHC when they found out that Glover couldn’t leave her home because her wheelchair was broken.
For more information, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations for Preferred, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-547-9886 or visit PreferredCares.com.