By Lupita P. Gonzales
For the Optic
Connie Chavez has spent her life caring for those in need of assistance.
In June, Connie was awarded the American Red Cross Volunteer Award for Meritorious Volunteer Leadership. She also has a lanyard with various other pins she has earned during her years of service.
She hopes to remain an American Red Cross Volunteer and says, with conviction, “I will continue to be until I can’t! I wanted to get into something lasting — something that will help people.”