BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - J.W. Cortes plays Detective Alvarez on the crime drama television series, Gotham, while maintaining his position as a Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officer in New York City. Now, J.W. Cortes, a Marine Corps veteran has partnered with Make Room, Inc., a nonprofit working to end the housing crisis in America, to open the Home, Health & Finance Expo and Symposium held at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2018. He will discuss his personal connection to the cause with Make Room President and CEO, Ali Solis, and help raise awareness about the 25 million Americans struggling to pay rent.
"I am honored to be Make Room's Celebrity Ambassador as I experienced constraints and pressures of housing insecurity while growing up in Brooklyn," said Cortes. "Also, it is inconceivable the number of fellow veterans who are homeless that I encounter on the streets of NY during my shifts with the MTA."
"Make Room is honored to have J.W. Cortes join us in DC. Not only can he offer his personal story, but he can provide insight into our military veterans, who often struggle to find a safe and affordable home after serving our country," said President and CEO, Ali Solis.
Shawn W. Anderson