California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) provided an Awareness Fair for the 2021 Our Promise campaign as non-profit organizations showcased their causes.
As the California Crime Victim’s Coalition (CCVC) sold food during the parking lot event, they informed staff about becoming members. CCVC also donated $1,000 to the Chicano Correctional Workers Association (CCWA). A breakfast fundraiser was given a boost by CCVC through food donations as well. The CCWA breakfast assists families of fallen officers.
A special thank you to Captain Felix Figueroa, who personally donated $100 to give remaining CCWA breakfast burritos to staff. Organizers also thanked Officer Norman Kephart for notifying CCVC of the passing of our officers.
The Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run was promoted through t-shirt sales.
The Prison Fellowship Ministries (PFM) informed staff about their mission to “remember those in prison.”
PFM provides many Rehabilitative Achievement Credit programs at CRC, such as The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) and Celebrate Recovery. The Special Angel’s Foundation has been a beneficiary of incarcerated fundraisers. They provide grants to families of children with special needs.
The Unforgettables Foundation was also in attendance and our Warden (A) Glen E. Pratt presented a donation check in the amount of $3,000 from proceeds generated by an incarcerated population food sale. CRC’s donation will assist approximately six families for their children’s funeral expenses.
Lieutenant Vincent Mungon completed his shift and donated $100 for staff to enjoy the remaining cooked hot-dogs.
The Our Promise event at California Rehabilitation Center was a success, according to organizers.
By Estela Acosta, Community Resources Manager
Learn more about Our Promise.