Ricky López-Galindo Presented with 69th RecognizeGood Legend Award

Ricky filled four full semi-trailers with supplies for Hurricane Harvey relief and delivered the load himself – but that’s just one of the ways he’s helping make our communities stronger.

RecognizeGood honored Ricky López-Galindo with the 69th RecognizeGood Legend award in a presentation at D’Bilaggio Event Center (7801 N Lamar Blvd Suite B148, Austin, Texas 78752) beginning at 11:00 am on Friday, October 20, 2017. During this event, RecognizeGood made a $1,000 pay-it-forward donation to Apoyando a un Angel Foundation in Ricky’s name.

Doing good can be contagious, and Ricky Lopez-Galindo has experienced first-hand how once we start doing good it can prove impossible to stop. In the recent wake of Hurricane Harvey, Ricky rallied his friends and family to fill four full-sized semi-trailers with water, food, shovels, clean clothes, and cleaning supplies. This immense effort is another milestone on a journey of goodwill that started for Ricky in 2014, when he coordinated back-to-school backpack and school supply drives for children in need. Ricky then decided to take the next step and established Apoyando a un Angel Foundation – a nonprofit focused on providing scholarships to the kids in his community. Ricky’s efforts for survivors of Hurricane Harvey came just two days after the successful kickoff event for Apoyando a un Angel, which raised over $10,000 in scholarships. Even after a wonderful success to support higher education for underserved students, he and his supporters were already thinking about giving more.

As a 2017 Legend, Ricky is now eligible to participate in RecognizeGood’s Say Thanks Austin campaign, an annual event which presents Central Texas with a unique opportunity to say “thank you” to a group of remarkable individuals who contribute their time and talents to our community. The participant with the most Thank You votes receives a pay-it-forward donation of $10,000 to the nonprofit of their choice.

View Ricky’s official Legend page, including video and photos from his presentation ceremony.

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RecognizeGood: THE Foundation (commonly known as simply RecognizeGood) is a local nonprofit that provides a means for individuals, businesses and other nonprofits to illuminate selfless volunteers, charitable acts and community service throughout the greater Austin area. There are several active RecognizeGood programs that work toward this mission from different angles, but the common theme is simple – the illumination of GOOD in our community.