Photo of Chino Garcia for EVG from September 2021 by Stacie Joy
Friends have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help longtime neighborhood activist Carlos "Chino" Garcia.
Here's more via the GoFundMe:
Everyone in Loisaida the Lower East Side knows Chino Garcia. He has been an activist and community volunteer since he was a teenager. He has helped individuals, community groups and served on numerous boards and commissions.Now Chino needs help from the community. Over the past year, he has had numerous medical issues. We are looking for a decent, affordable senior-assisted living facility in the community that he loves.We would appreciate your assistance in helping Chino secure that housing. Also, the funds to keep him comfortable and happy. The way he has helped our community for so many years
You can find the campaign link here, which includes some video interviews with Garcia.
This article at Village Preservation has a lot more about Garcia, who moved to the neighborhood in 1959.