Community Involvement

Avenal prison donates supplies to firefighters

Prison fire engine and donated supplies.
Staff from Avenal, CSP-Corcoran and SATF gathered items to donate to first responders.

Avenal staff show support through firefighter supplies

Money and supplies were provided by Avenal State Prison (ASP) staff to aid the first responders at the KNP and Three Rivers fires threatening the giant sequoias.

This was part of a joint fundraiser with CSP-Corcoran and the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility.

The supplies filled nearly two pallets at Avenal prison and included:

  • water
  • protein bars
  • trail mix
  • beef jerky
  • instant soups
  • hygiene items

The KNP Complex Fire is estimated to have burned approximately 85,952 acres (120 square miles) and was started from a lightning strike. As of October 8, the fire was 11% contained.

The ASP staff never hesitate to render aid when the surrounding communities are in need.

By Lieutenant J. Campbell

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