Dr. Richard Pan Honors Dedicated Loaves & Fishes Staff Member as the 6th Senate District Unsung Hero

April 12, 2016

Sacramento, CA – In September 2015, Dr. Richard Pan began highlighting one person each month as the Unsung Hero of the 6th Senate District. For the month of April, Dr. Pan is proud to honor Molly Simones, who has worked tirelessly at the Sacramento homeless shelter, Loaves & Fishes for more than five years. 

Please read more about Molly Simones, here: http://sd06.senate.ca.gov/sites/sd06.senate.ca.gov/files/outreach/sd06-201604-unsunghero.php

“With her generous spirit, Molly has given herself to her adopted home of Sacramento as well as the neediest among us,” said Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and Senator representing the Sacramento region.  “Molly is a hero to our entire Sacramento community, and I am proud to recognize her as my unsung hero of the month.”

Sister Libby Fernandez, the Executive Director of Sacramento Loaves & Fishes who has been serving Sacramento's homeless community for over 25 years, nominated Molly Simones as the District 6 Unsung Hero. When Molly moved to Sacramento more than five years ago, right after graduating college in Wisconsin, one of her first stops was the homeless shelter, Loaves and Fishes to give back to a community that she did not even know. Molly has remained a constant and bright presence at Friendship Park in Loaves & Fishes since she arrived in town and works tirelessly to help people receive some of the most basic needs of survival.

Each month, Dr. Pan sends out a question/answer style interview that highlights an individual who is working hard to make his or her community a better place. Through this effort, Dr. Pan hopes to highlight just a few of the many Sacramentans that are putting their talents to work for their greater communities. 

“The Sacramento region is full of unsung heroes who are not in the spotlight, but their stories are inspiring and they deserve recognition,” added Dr. Pan.

If you know an unsung hero that should be in the spotlight, email Senator.Pan@senate.ca.gov.  To subscribe to Dr. Pan’s email updates which include the Unsung Hero of the Month, please go to: http://sd06.senate.ca.gov/news/newsletter.

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