Carlos Correa, catchingthe dreams of children in Puerto Rico, providing a bed to sleep, rest and dream…
SANTA ISABEL- Salvation Army Puerto Rico- June 3, 2017– Over 200 children of Santa Isabel, San Juan, Loiza, Guayama, Salinas, Patillas, Bayamón, Toa Alta, Comerío, Canóvanas and Arroyo will be resting today on beds donated by Carlos Correa. The star of the HoustonAstros joined forces with the nonprofit organization Salvation Army of Puerto Rico, Rooms to Go, Mattress Firm of Houston Texas, Trailer Bridge, Loans Trucking and Corey Home Deliveries, to make it possible for kids in Puerto Rico to benefitfrom the program that began in Texas and that so far, has delivered thousands of beds for underprivileged children.
Carlos Correa feels fortunateto have participated in the experience of working hand in hand with Mattress Firm in Houston Texas, bringing joy to hundreds of children who received a bed to sleep. His love and commitment to Puerto Rico leads him to expand his work as a very personal desire to his people ofhis hometown in Santa Isabel, as well as to other municipalities in Puerto Rico where the need is great and resources are very limited.
Carlos Correa’s event #catchingdreams delivered over 200 beds simultaneously in San Juan, Loíza, Guayama and Santa Isabel along with Rooms to Go in Puerto Rico and the Salvation Army. Correa’s parents, Sandybel Oppenheimer and Carlos A. Correa, as well as his siblings Jean C. Correa and Leibysand Correa, traveled from Houston to be part of the initiative and spend some time with the participating families. “When we felt the impact of delivering beds to children who did not have adequate sleeping accommodations in Houston and saw the joy in their faces, I always wanted to replicate this experience for the children of my Puerto Rico. I will like to say a warm thank you to all the organizations and companies that joined us to achieve the success of this project,” said a very excited Carlos Correa from Houston.
A few months ago the Correa family contacted the Salvation Army of Puerto Rico and asked them for help in identifying families in need, and that’s how a list of over 200 cases of children without adequate beds was created. Thanks to the outreach of the organization, the generosity of the Correa family and the private companies involved, it was possible to reach eleven towns and touch many lives. “In the Salvation Army, we are delighted that tonight our kids will rest in a comfortable bed, but even better that that, the excitement to have received this great gift from an athlete like Carlos Correa, their hero. We are sure that new and bigger dreams will begin today, “said Eric Rodríguez Divisional Commander of the Salvation Army Puerto Rico.
THE SALVATION ARMY PUERTO RICO CONTACT:
Leslie Ortiz Montez
T: 787 717 7581
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Indie B. Bollman
Director of Corporate Development
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