WINONA, Minn. (KTTC) -- Making the transition to the United States from other countries can be a significant struggle, but there are organizations and people willing to help make that a bit easier.
Theresa Hebert is a volunteer with Project FINE in Winona where she connects with newcomers to overcome the barriers that prevent them from accessing key services.
Hebert has worked with Project FINE for almost four years and goes above and beyond the call of duty, building strong relationships that help the organization serve more than 2,500 people a year.
It is work that Hebert says is extremely rewarding.
"To me, it's fun, I truly enjoy it. It's really fun to work with the different people and the staff, they're outstanding. It isn't work. It's just something that, as I talked with Fatima and the things that they did and were doing, I knew that it was something that I just wanted to do, it was just fun," Hebert said.
Hebert has played a key role in their Technology Education program, as well as their Cultural Arts and Ancestry program.
She has volunteered more than 1,200 hours of service to the organization since she started.
For these reasons, Theresa Hebert is one of this year's 10 Who Make A Difference.
We hope you can come out to the main stage at Rochesterfest Wednesday at 1 p.m., and help us recognize all of our Ten Who Make a Difference award recipients.
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