CNN Heroes 2009

He was chosen among 10 heroes in the country, in an event that had over 9,000 participants in the category of “Warriors of the Community.” The event took place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on November 25th, 2009. The objective of this award granted by CNN, is to commend the outstanding efforts of individuals who demonstrate that everyone has the power to make significant change in their community.

Presidential Citizenship Medal 2010

It was given to him, from among 6,000 nominees, on August 4, 2010 in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington D.C. These are the words of President Barack Obama to Jorge Munoz at the moment that the medal is awarded: “I am very proud that you and your family are here. Do not let your project end because you are both my and the nation’s inspiration.”

Recognition in National and International Publications

The New York Times– Journalist Adam B. Ellick of the New York Times wrote a story about Jorge’s hospitality towards the day laborers titled, “The man of chicken and rice.” The article, which was published on November 25th 2007, was the first to name Jorge “an Angel in Queens.” From the moment of this publication and onward, Jorge began to gain global fame and prestige for his work.

ABC World News by Diane Sawyer- “Person of the Week” Journalists Susan Aasen and Sadie Bass wrote an article titled, “The Angel of New York Feeds the Needy Out of His Own Pocket” that was published on August 7, 2010.

The Independent News of the United Kingdom- The article titled, “Jorge Munoz: an Angel of Queens” was published on December 22, 2009.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Queens– He receives the Community Service Award in the Ninth Gala Awards Ceremony on December 12, 2010.


Cali, Colombia- August 13, 2010
Honored by the Departmental Assembly and the Government of el Valle

Palmira, Valle- Colombia- August 13, 2010
Honored by the Mayor of Palmira as the Citizen of Honor 2010

Santa Marta, Colombia- August 25, 2010
He was chosen as the Person of Magdalena 2010

Popayan, Colombia- August 26, 2010
He spoke before 3,000 people as guest speaker at the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the political movement MIRA.

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