Mission Moment – A Heart for Service

Hear from Felipe Zaragoza, facilities manager on why Latin American Independence Day is important to #RMHCBayArea and our families.

Sept 15 – #Funfact: Felipe is our longest standing employee, thank you for all you do and all you’ve done to support families over the last 18 years!
#CentralAmericaIndependenceDay #IndependenceDay #latinamerica #mexicoindependenceday #KeepingFamiliesClose
Felipe Zaragoza, Facilities Manager
Jan 7 – On New Year’s Eve, we faced a shortage of staff due to COVID. Families at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Oakland still needed to be fed, and the clock was ticking. There’s no one more reliable in a pinch than RMHC Bay Area’s longest standing staff member — Facilities Manager, Felipe Zaragoza. He wasn’t working when he got the call, but still bundled up for the cold without hesitation and headed to Oakland to serve lunch and dinner.
When sharing pictures of families receiving meals he said, “this is the reason why I do what I do”. Juan Hernandez shares that he is, “truly a special type of human,” and we couldn’t agree more. Thank you, Felipe!
Felipe Zaragoza Father's Day
Jun 7 – Our #FathersDayFeature today is Felipe, who has been working at RMHC Bay Area for over a decade! He is part of the essential staff ensuring families have their essential needs met. Happy Father’s Day, Felipe!
“Being a dad to me is like coming home. I know that I will be able to be a best friend to someone who will always be there for me. My favorite part of fatherhood is knowing that someone has been waiting for me all day and is excited to see me.
I actually started working at RMHC a year before I was a dad. Having that there I think with everything that we see here, it is a little bit scary knowing that things could go wrong but I will always be positive that the odds are in my favor and hope for everything to be okay. Being a dad is a whole experience and my only advice is to enjoy your kid to the fullest because they grow so fast.”

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