Sister Norma Pimentel
January 15, 2018 - Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, assist a migrant that has just been released after detention by the U.S. Border Patrol at a respite center operated by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in McAllen, Texas on January 15, 2018. (Credit Image: © David Ryder/ZUMA Wire)David Ryder—ZUMA
- TitleExecutive Director
- AffiliationCatholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley
Three blocks from the McAllen bus station sits Sister Norma Pimentel’s Humanitarian Respite Center. Here, the “Mother Teresa of South Texas” gives migrant families a chance to catch their breath, along with a shower, meal, change of clothes, and travel assistance. Motivated by faith, not politics, the center has helped more than 100,000 people since 2014.