Red Cross to honor Brown Bag Coalition’s Padilla

El Centro resident Maribel Padilla gives an interview on winning Red Cross' Humanitarian Award during Brown Bag Coalition's feeding session on Monday at Border Park in Calexico. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

CALEXICO — For her selfless work to better the lives of homeless in the community, Brown Bag Coalition founder Maribel Padilla was recognized by American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Padilla was selected as the recipient of this year’s Humanitarian Award, which she will receive during Red Cross’ 17th annual Real Heroes Breakfast on Oct. 11 aboard the USS Midway Museum in San Diego.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at or 760-337-3442.

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