Honoring An Hispanic Community Leader
It was with great pride that I watched as Erwin was recognized by numerous national and regional groups, including the Jackie Onassis Award for Public Service in Washington D.C. and Point of Light Award from then Governor Jeb Bush. Each time he accepted the accolades humbly and as an example for others to continue to be a voice for those who have none.
Keeping his legacy alive is my mission. I often think about the words he often quoted from Mother Theresa, you should give until it hurts Still there is poverty, homelessness, discrimination and racism. Our work will not be complete until these fade from society.
Erwin may be gone from this earth, but his memory and legacy of doing Gods work for all mankind lives on through the Light of the World Clinic and all those who were fortunate to have known him. www.lightoftheworldclinic.com.
About the author
Elaine M. Vasquez is the owner of Broward’s first bilingual newspaper, El Heraldo de Broward, publishing since 1974.. She is a seasoned public relations and marketing executive who pioneered the cable television industry in Broward County from 1970 to 1985 having co-owned a company that eventually became Comcast Communciations. She previously owned a multicultural communications company, Latin Power, Inc. and presently owns a special events company, We Do Events, Inc. which produces the annual Hispanic Women of Distinction charity luncheon, Fiesta! Fort Lauderdale, Viva Broward! Fort Lauderdale, Viva Broward!
Calendar of Events for Hispanic Heritage Month and over 200 galas, outdoor fairs and festivals, private fundraisers and political activities. Elaine’s pioneering ventures inspired her to develop a unique set of skills that formed the backbone of her story and still makes an impact on her business and social life today.