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Sister Norma Pimentel

Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley
Executive Director
Norma Pimentel is a sister with the Missionaries of Jesus. As executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley for the past 10 years, she oversees the charitable arm of the Diocese of Brownsville, providing oversight of various programs of emergency assistance, housing assistance, military assistance, clinical counseling, pregnancy care, immigration services, and jail ministry. She also leads communityefforts that respond to emergency needs and provide relief in times of disaster and crisis. She was instrumental in quickly organizing community resources to respond to the surge of Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States and in setting up Humanitarian Respite Centers in McAllen and Brownsville, Texas. These efforts captured the world’s attention, drawing news media from around the globe to the Rio Grande Valley to cover the plight of these desperate Central American refugee families. The response compelled thousands of individuals to contribute their time, talents, and treasures to serve and support the refugees.

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Friday, June 19

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