28 February 2010
BY CHASE PURDY & TONY GONZALEZ
The News Virginian

Relax and tighten. Relájese y apriete.

Juan Francisco Alvarenga, 34, of Waynesboro, nervously clenched his fist as he told his troubles to Rosie Cruz-Bermudez at the Waynesboro Health Department.

Jobless, without a driver’s license and behind on his mortgage payments, Alvarenga turned to his friends for help. In turn, they sent him to Cruz-Bermudez.

She is one of a handful of area interpreters who assist Spanish-speaking people when job losses hit hard — or a brutal winter drives up heating bills.


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