The Cuban-American artist Camila Cabello received the Pride Award from the Hispanic Federation (HF) on Thursday during a gala that raised a record 3 million dollars for aid programs for the Latino community in the United States and Puerto Rico.
“I am incredibly honored to be here tonight receiving the Pride Award from the Hispanic Federation, an organization that has been at the forefront of defending and empowering the Latino community for more than 30 years,” said the singer upon receiving the award. reward.
During the HF annual gala that took place at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and was chaired by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cabello thanked the organization for its work with the Hispanic community.
“I celebrate their incredible accomplishments and the work they did during the pandemic to ensure that the Latino community was at the center of recovery efforts,” the 35-year-old three-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter said in a statement. .
The organization noted that the resources raised will be used to support Latino causes, including ongoing covid-19 relief and recovery programs.
Likewise, food and housing assistance initiatives, medical care, workforce development assistance, immigration legal assistance and other essential social services for Latinos in 41 states and Puerto Rico.
Camila received this recognition for her success as a musician and her work in the Latino community.
Cabello, in partnership with the Movement Voter Fund, launched the Healing Justice project last year to provide mental health and wellness resources to youth.
As an immigrant, Camila Cabello has also dedicated herself to supporting migrants and asylum seekers on the US-Mexico border, the organization recalled.
Other honorees included Raúl Alarcón Jr., CEO and President of the Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS).
For its part, the Group of Eight Communities Surrounding the Caño Martín Peña received the Community Service Award for leading a grassroots campaign to clean up a 3.75-mile-long tidal channel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.