During Hispanic Heritage Month, the Red Cross of Illinois is highlighting Latino men and women who are committed to advancing the mission of the American Red Cross. Today, we celebrate bilingual IT solutions manager and Red Cross volunteer, Diana Mojica.
When Diana’s community, Woodridge, was hit with a tornado, she arrived at a Red Cross shelter and asked, “How can I help?” Since then, Diana has been instrumental in vetting the translation to Spanish of critical Red Cross apps and has motivated her husband, Juan, to join her at local volunteer opportunities like Fiesta del Sol. Most recently, Diana brandished a power drill and installed free smoke alarms in Little Village. Born and raised in Little Village, it was especially important to Diana to be present in the neighborhood that holds so many memories for her.
Diana and her husband installing smoke alarms during a Sound the Alarm event.
Regarding Hispanic Heritage Month, Diana says, “Traditions and family play a big part of my life. It is important to me to pass down what I’ve learned from my parents and hope my daughters will continue to honor those traditions for years to come.”
Diana pictured with her family during her youngest daughter’s quinceañera.
To volunteer with the Red Cross like Diana, please visit redcross.org/volunteer.
Written by Illinois Communications Manager Connie Esparza