by Angela Malizia
Meet Backyard Humanitarian, Rosie Burgos.
Rosie has volunteered for many BH projects that include; Soup Kitchen, Flag Planting, Collection Drives & more. We are grateful to have her on our team. Rosie brings smiles to people's faces and to their hearts when she sings at our BH Meals & Music lunch services at the Soup Kitchen. Watch a video clip here and read more about Rosie below.
1. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST BACKYARD HUMANITARIAN PROJECT?
2011-2012 Coat Drive – I was going through a stressful time in my life & wanted to “do something”. I got involved w/BH through a friend. I didn’t have time to collect coats, but I was able to sign up at the time to hand them out at St. Luke’s. It was an uplifting experience to see what this organization was doing, and I wanted to be a part of it.
2. WHAT IS A FAVORITE OR MEANINGFUL BH MOMENT?
Singing at the Soup Kitchen w/my friends Tor Newcomer & Bill Nollman. They liked it too.
3. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BEING A BACKYARD HUMANITARIAN?
What I like about being a BYH is being part of community that cares & doesn’t just say it, but means it. They say “actions speak louder than words”. This should be our mantra! Lol.
4. CAN YOU SHARE A SPECIAL BACKYARD HUMANITARIAN MOMENT OR EXPERIENCE?
Planting the American flag w/the VFW Post 9617 is very special to me. I have had family members, friends & have met some new friends that served in the military. I think it’s very important to honor them in life & in death. They are my Heroes.
5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOBBY?
I love spending time w/my friends & family & singing.
6. WHAT IS SOMETHING SPECIAL TO YOU ABOUT STAMFORD?
I am born & raised in Stamford. This is my home. I have visited a few places, but this is where I want to be. Even though it’s a big city now, it still has a “small town” charm about it.
7. IN A WORD WHAT DOES BACKYARD HUMANITARIAN MEAN TO YOU?