Wednesday, November 09, 2011

"Grandmother's holiday help...

"Agency's program enabled her to get gifts for grandsons she's raising ..."

Snippet from the San Antonio EXPRESS - NEWS. Saturday, November 5, 2011. By Vincent T. Davis.

Photo caption:

"Velma Cantu watches as grandson Isidro Zarate, 14, makes tortillas recently at their home.

"Cantu has taken in six grandchildren when their parents couldn't care for them...

Main story:

"Velma Cantu's 21 grandchildren smile on her every day from framed photos that blanket the walls of her West Side home.

"Six of her grandsons have grown before her eyes as she cared for them as if they were her own boys.

"Now, they are a priority.

"As an old - school disciple, Cantu heaps helpings of love and tough talk upon her brood, which she encourages to focus on school and strive for their goals.

"During last year's holiday season, the Bexar Area Agency on Aging provided help to a group of seniors including Cantu, who lives on a fixed income, through the Adopt a Senior for the Holidays program.

"The donation enabled Cantu to give her grandsons, ages 9 to 17, gifts for Christmas .

"Cantu said, It was a big load off of my shoulders...."

Should YOU want to help good people like Velma Cantu this Holiday Season, why not contact the Bexar Area Agency on Aging?


(210) 362 - 5269.


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