Desarae Gomez and Alicia Duran of Dell's Insurance, center, stand with their Neighbor to Neighbor Award with Alamosa County Department of Human Services Director Catherine Salazar, Alamosa County Commissioner Helen Sigmond, DHS employees Cheryl Smith, Laurie Rivera, Kathy Suazo and Ivette Atencio along with Alamosa County Commissioners Michael Yohn and Darius Allen at Wednesday's county commissioners meeting. The award was for Dell's Insurance reaching out to DHS to assist with the department's annual toy drive."It's long overdue," said Salazar. "We've been collaborating with Dell's Insurance for the past 12 years. This year there was probably well over 200 gifts provided for the kids in Alamosa County."
Below, Alamosa High School Gear Up Coordinator Alfonso Casias and AHS students Kimberlyn Moreno and Andre Mejia, center, stand with Alamosa County Department of Human Services employee Cheryl Smith, DHS Director Catherine Salazar, DHS employee Laurie Rivera, Alamosa County Commissioner Michael Yohn, DHS employees Ivette Atencio and Kathy Suazo and Alamosa County Commissioner Darius Allen at Wednesday's county commissioners meeting. The award thanked them for their four years of help during the department's annual toy drive. "We sincerely appreciate the partnership with our department of human services and helping give children that have come from broken homes a very nice Christmas," said Alamosa County Administrator Gigi Dennis.