Miguel, who lives in Cordillo Courts and attends HH Middle School and NOC’s after school program, works with a vendor in the weekends, making food deliveries to residents who live in Cordillo and Hedges Apartments. Miguel works hard for several hours and earns $15 to $20 a day. But today, Miguel was a Good Samaritan.
Miguel saw Dr. Sharma, NOC’s Chair, unloading his car, which was packed with tables and supplies for the Cordillo Program Center. He walked over and said that he would help. He got permission from his boss and started to work. He was sweating profusely in the sweltering heat and looked exhausted, but he helped Dr. Sharma for almost an hour, transferring items from the car to NOC’s new apartment, which is being added to the existing Program Center in the Cordillo Complex. He also helped in cleaning the apartment and arranging the furniture.
When it was over, he said that he was proud to help and he remarked that “I like my new center.” NOC is proud of him as well for being such a good trooper. Dr. Sharma commented, “I felt that this is what makes it worthwhile to be out in the neighborhood helping these kids live up to their potential. It certainly made my day.”