By Ernie Schmidt, member of the Latino Community Council of Redwood City
Two community groups plus Redwood City elected officials recognized Thursday night one of Redwood City’s most giving community members: Teri Chin.
The Latino Community Council of Redwood City, a nonprofit promoting community and Latino interests, and the Bay Area Gardeners Association, a nonprofit that provides training and help for gardeners, said Chin has been “a pillar in the community” and opened the doors of the Fair Oaks Community Center to numerous groups.
“[Chin] is meeting the needs of some of the most needy in our community,” said Mayor Alicia Aguirre. “When you drive down Middlefield Road, the lights are always on in the Center.”
Several groups ranging from seniors to youth groups, theater groups, educational classes, gardeners, Zumba classes, and health groups meet at the center.
“Teri has a huge heart and tonight we honor her for her dedication and endless energy,” Aguirre continued. “You know that when you call on Teri, she will always help find a way to solve the problems in a very humble way.”
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