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January 01 2008

Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant, on the passing of Mexican American Legend Dionicio Morales

The world has lost a remarkable man with the passing of Dionicio Morales. Civil rights activist, friend, father, husband, humanitarian and hero, Dioncio lived his life to help others live with dignity and free of discrimination. Strengthened by his belief that the brotherhood of man eclipses political boundaries and national agendas, he founded the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation in East Los Angeles to empower Mexican Americans. In the early days of Operation HOPE he was there to support, bridging HOPE into the primarily Hispanic community of Maywood, California, which we still service today. We grieve for our loss of a man taken all too soon, but rejoice for having the privilege of having known and worked with him.