By Erik Flores
Members of Hermanas Unidas of Dominguez Hills say they hold true their club values and give back to the community.
They worked to exemplify that mission by volunteering at a Sept. 25 health fair organized by the League of United Latin American Citizens at Plaza Olvera in downtown Los Angeles.
Their turnout was sizable. The health fair featured live music, art and activities that promoted fitness and seminars, as well as free food for the elderly.
The club was involved throughout the fair, accompanied by other club chapters from different Cal State University campuses.
HaU members were assigned to operate the arts and crafts booth, where they did face painting, made bracelets and played street hockey and soccer with children.
Many of the HaU members also represented their Toro pride by wearing school gear to the fair.
“La Feria de Salud felt like it was us getting together and changing lives and interacting with little kids,” said Jasmine Heredia, a student body member of the club. “Seeing their smiles was really wonderful. It made me feel great because I don’t do this often, it was my first time here. I think we should do this more often and have that unity between Hermanas and help change lives.”
The health fair was organized to provide free information and test screenings to everyone who attended.
“La Feria de Salud was about Hermanas coming out and giving back to the community,” said Ivonne Curiel, the academic chair of HaU. “The primary focus was to help out and to provide an opportunity for Hermanas Unidas to mingle with children and families in the community of Los Angeles.”