19 April 2008
There, for the first time, she saw poverty in the extreme. People lived in homes made of wooden pallets. The elementary school was built of makeshift materials and had no running water or electricity. Teachers told her that many children were failing because they were hungry.
"My heart went out to those kids," Ruiz recalled. "I couldn't just cross my arms and turn away from it. I needed to do something."She convinced local businesses to donate goods and made the trips down to Juarez to help. Read the entire article to see how one person can make a difference. A truly remarkable woman and equally remarkable article that didn't take an opportunity to advance an agenda. Credit where it's due, nice job CNN.
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