Awards

Gloria Gomez & Claudia Castorena
Awards and Certificates

2012 – Outstanding Founders of a Coachella Valley Non-Profit by Association of Fundraising Professionals.

2011 – Certificate of Appreciation from Building Healthy Communities Eastern Coachella Valley AmeriCorps Program

2011 – “Heroes of the Heartland Award” by Starter Brothers Charity

2011 – “Champions for Justice Award” from Fair Housing Council of Riverside Country

2010 – Special Congressional Recognition “20 years of compassionate services” by Mary Bono-Mack Congratulation Certificates of Recognition “20 years of Services by 64th District, Assemblyman Brian Nestande and 80th District Assemblyman Victor Manuel Perez

2010 – Desert Christian News’s on behalf of all Christian Communities of Coachella Valley Certificate of Appreciation “20 years of faithful Services Coachella Valley Community”

2010 – “Leonila Torres Award” by the Coachella Chamber of Commerce

2009 – “Woman of the Year Award” by 80th District Assemblyman Victor Manuel Perez

2007 – “Spirit of the Desert Award” by Episcopal Community Services Recognition by Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congresswoman Mary Bono, Riverside County Supervisor Roy Wilson and Senator Denise Moreno Duchenny

2007 – “City of Indio Proclamation”, February 11, 2007 as “Gloria Gomez and Claudia Castorena Day”

2004 – “Amar es Entragarse Award” by Most Reverend Bishop Gerald R. Barnes, Diocese of San Bernardino

2003 – “Jefferson Award” Bronze Medallion

2000 – “A Light in the Desert Award” by Mid Valley Interfaith Council

2000 – “Models of Unity Award” by Baha’i Faith and Palm Springs Interfaith Council

2000 – “People Helping People Award” by County of Riverside Department of Community Action

1999 – “Women of Distinction Award,” “Women Helping Women” by Soroptimist International of Palm Desert
Recognition by Senator David Kelly, Congresswoman Mary Bono and Assemblyman Jim Battin

1999 – “3rd Annual Hispanic Award” Involvement in the Hispanic Community by La Prensa Hispana Newspaper

1998 – “Humanitarian Services to the Community” by C.V. Mexican American Chamber of Commerce

1993 – “Spirit of the Desert” by KESQ TV3 Community Service Award

1993 – “Women of Distinction in the Area of Social and Economic Development” by Soroptimist International of La Quinta