Relax and tighten. Relájese y apriete.
Juan Francisco Alvarenga, 34, of Waynesboro, nervously clenched his fist as he told his troubles to Rosie Cruz-Bermudez at the Waynesboro Health Department.
Jobless, without a driver’s license and behind on his mortgage payments, Alvarenga turned to his friends for help. In turn, they sent him to Cruz-Bermudez.
She is one of a handful of area interpreters who assist Spanish-speaking people when job losses hit hard — or a brutal winter drives up heating bills.Read the