On January 25, 2020 I won influencer of the year for my work in 2019 at the 2nd annual TCC awards gala.
The award was voted on and given out be the Tri-Cities creatives community.
The above video is my acceptance speech!
It’s been six years since Reka Robinson sat in a classroom in an east Pasco school named after her grandmother and was motivated to make a difference.
“I saw a little girl and she did not fit in her clothes,” the Power 99.1 FM radio host said. “The teacher told me that her parents were having a hard time keeping up with her growth ... I said, ‘What size is she? I’ll go buy her clothes.’”
That is how the "Power Kids Clothing Drive" started, and Friday she brought in more than enough clothes for 30 children. It’s only one of the ways Virgie Robinson’s legacy continues at the elementary school that bears her name.
Below: Reka Robinson delivers clothes to students at Virgie Robinson Elementary School in Pasco on Friday after doing her annual clothing drive with HAPO Community Credit Union. Reka, a Power 99.1’s radio personality, is Virgie Robinson’s granddaughter. Noelle Haro-Gomez TRI-CITY HERALD