The staff at Avenal State Prison (ASP) helped raise money to help the families of Helen Sanchez and Elvira Longoria, as well as the daughter of a retiree.
Over the course of four separate fundraisers sponsored by the Avenal prison chapters of the Employee Action Committee, Chicano Correctional Workers Association, and Badge of Brothers, $15,527 was raised to help the families during their difficult times.
One of the fundraisers was to assist Julissa Mojarras with recent medical bills. Mojarras is the daughter of a retired Avenal Prison Correctional Officer.
Helen Sanchez was a loved member of the ASP family for over 30 years. Elvira Longoria was a previous employee who worked at ASP as a Licensed Vocational Nurse before transferring to Corcoran State Prison.
Submitted by Lt. James Campbell.
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