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Meet M.C. Reyes

Founder / President

Marielys Camacho-Reyes, MS, CAMHFA, CYMHFA, TCC, CYRC is an Army Veteran, a retired Army Wife, a storyteller, and the Founder and President of the Compassionate Hearts UNITED Foundation, Inc.

Marielys holds a Master of Science in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Psychology with a specialization in Social Psychology, focusing on Prosocial Behavior as well as Posttraumatic Growth. 

Marielys was selected as one of the recipients of the 2021 Spirit of Community Award presented by the Florida Commision of the Status of Women, the 2020 Winner of The Spirit of Philanthropy Award presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Polk County Chapter and the GiveWell Foundation, as well as the  "2019 Veteran of the Year" for the City of Haines City for her support and dedication to her community. Most recently, Marielys was honorably recognized by Congressman Darren Soto for her great impact and many contributions to her community. As part of this recognizion, Marielys' biography will be officially entered into the congressional records.

Marielys is a Certified Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aider with the National Council of Behavioral Health, a Bilingual Crisis Counselor with the Crisis Text Line, and a Certified Youth Resilience Coach with the Youth Coaching Institute.

Marielys' recent book Cleaning Out My Closet: My Road from Self-Discovery to Emotional Healing is currently available in Amazon and Walmart

Marielys' other books/self-care journals include: 

Self-Coaching Journal: Coaching Ourselves to Take Control of Our Personal and Professional Lives, One Activity at a Time 

Self-Love Journal: A Yearly Journal for Bad*ss Women 

Self-Love Journal: A 3 Months Reflection Journal for Bad*ss Women 

Self-Love: A Six Months Reflection Journal for Bad*ss Women 

Staying Sane: A Yearly Planner for Busy Women: "Getting Sh*t Done, One Day at a Time" 

Staying Sane: A 3 Months Planner for Busy Women: "Getting Sh*t Done, One Day at a Time" 

Staying Sane: A 6 Months Planner for Busy Women: "Getting Sh*t Done, One Day at a Time" 

She currently lives in Haines City, FL with her family. 



Meet Nasif Ahamed


   Contributing Cartoonist 


Nasif Ahmed became The Northeast Polk Gazette's cartoonist the moment the newspaper started. He is a Bangladeshi cartoonist who is also a staff artist at the Daily Janakantha. His cartoons have been published in many international cartoon magazines such as Toonsmag, Mercusuar, United Sketch, among others.


Nasif has been drawing cartoons for dailies for more than seven years. Before starting his career as a full-time cartoonist, Nasif worked almost two years as a freelance cartoonist in the monthly satire magazine Unmad and Daily Alokito Bangladesh. Nowadays, Nasif works for Unmad Magazine occasionally.


Nasif enjoys watching series and drawing cartoons. You can connect with him via his email: or via his website



Meet Edwin Camacho-Alcazar

Operations Representative

(Puerto Rico Region)

Edwin, born in Manati, Puerto Rico is our new Lead Operations Representative for the Region of Puerto Rico. He comes to us with vast experience in the logistic area. He is joining us in hopes of furthering our charity program, by strengthening the relationship between our organization and the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.


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    Compassionate Hearts United Foundation, Inc. (CHUF)
    P.O. Box 1114
    Haines City, FL 33845
    (863) 226-2019

    Serving and Helping Our Underserved Communities in Florida and Puerto Rico, Since July 2019.

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