On Friday, July 10th, Victoria Cavanaugh, a 24-year-old from Western Massachusetts will appear on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. After volunteering in an orphanage in El Salvador, Victoria later founded a Non-Profit Organization which provides housing, food, books, and tuition to underprivileged youth in El Salvador.
In August of 2005, Victoria Cavanaugh visited El Salvador as a member of a service-learning program. During her visit, she spent 2 days a week at an orphanage, where she witntessed extreme poverty and lack of education. During her visit, Victoria became close with one of the orphans, Magdalena Lopez. After finding out that Magdalena could not afford to go to college, Victoria wanted to help. From this desire to help, the organization “Nuestro Ahora” was eventually born.
“Nuestro Ahora” currently supports 18 young men and women, who collectively represent 6 of the same 15 orphanages “Nuestro Ahora” works with throughout Western and central El Salvador.
Also on “This is the Day” will be William Lacey, author of “Seeing With the Heart”, a book which offers reflections on holy seasons, original essays and other verses. In this book, Lacey discusses how personal trials can lead to new perspectives and insights into God’s involvement in the Christian person’s life.
William Lacey has a background in corporate communications and is also the creator of an inspirational program “WillUnite” which motivates people to social and cultural change.
These guests can be seen on Friday, July 10th live at 10:30AM (EST) on CatholicTV where available (rebroadcast at 8PM).