Press Release

Rep. Cuellar Delivers Over 500 Library of Congress Books to Children at Sacred Heart Children’s Home

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LAREDO, Texas, August 9, 2016 | Rafael Benavides ((956) 725-0639) | comments

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today visited with children at the Sacred Heart Children’s Home in Laredo, where he delivered over 500 children’s books from a wide range of genres from the Library of Congress. The books will be used for instructional and personal enrichment by the children teenagers of all ages at the home. Congressman Cuellar has delivered thousands of books to students, libraries and constituents in the 28th District of Texas since 2005.

At the same time, Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar also hosted a separate event at the children’s home with Star of Hope, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help underprivileged children in our area. The organization, spearheaded by Sheriff Martin Cuellar and his wife Veronica, provided over 50 backpacks filled with school supplies to pre-kindergarten through high school students at Sacred Heart Children’s Home.

“Many of these Library of Congress books cover a variety of topics that will spur the children’s interest in reading,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Reading opens many doors and I am a firm believer in equipping our younger generation with all the resources necessary in order to lay down a foundation for a success.”

“I thank Congressman Cuellar, as well as Sheriff Martin Cuellar and Veronica Cuellar, for their continuous care and attention to the children of Sacred Heart Children’s Home throughout the years. These books and school supplies will go a long way towards the education and well-being of our children,” said Sister Maria Isidra Valdez, administrator of the Sacred Heart Children’s Home.


Congressman Henry Cuellar, along with Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar and his wife Veronica Cuellar of Star of Hope, visit with children and staff at the Sacred Heart Children's Home in Laredo on Tuesday afternoon. Congressman Cuellar delivered over 500 children's books from Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and Star of Hope delivered 50 backpacks filled with school supplies for the children at the home.
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