Twenty-six local organizations and health service providers participated in the third annual Sin Barreras Help Fair, held at the Church of the Incarnation on May 17. The focus of the fair is on educating and assisting the Charlottesville area Latino community concerning many areas, including health, education, business, family, counseling, finance, and other community services. Health practitioners performed cardiovascular and diabetes screenings, eye vision and glaucoma screenings, and sports physical exams – all free of charge to the attendees. Sin Barreras hopes to reach more people each year to teach them how to be and stay healthy, as well as learn of the many organizations that provide helpful services to them and their families.
Gayle Morris, vice president and senior relationship manager for Wells Fargo in Charlottesville, (in photo above) has participated in the Sins Barreras Help Fair all three years. “My company shares my passion of being committed to community outreach, so we are glad to be able to coach people in their financial wellness and make a positive impact on families,” Ms. Morris said. “I also love the exposure to the people and meeting other vendors, which helps me identify various other resources we have in our community.”