By Lt. Virginia Carr, AA/PIO

Funds from inmate fundraisers and books donated by Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) inmates were given recently to groups in Chowchilla and Madera, ranging from a swim club to a convalescent home.

Warden Deborah K. Johnson presents Merced Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Tony Slaton a check for $500 from HOWL (Helping Others With Lifeskills).

Warden Deborah K. Johnson presents Merced Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Tony Slaton a check for $500 from HOWL (Helping Others With Lifeskills).

CCWF 2The Chowchilla Police Activities League receives $500 from HOWL to provide items for wrestling for any child who can’t purchase them. (From left) Associate Warden M. Alonzo; Community Resource Manager L. Dawson; Capt. M. Villegas; Sgt. M. Ramirez; Warden Deborah K. Johnson; Chowchilla Chief of Police Jay Varney; and Chief Deputy Warden Sonja Bodiford.

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The Chowchilla Red Fins Swim Team receives $1,000 from HOWL, which will sponsor 8 children. From left: Team parent Rochelle Telfer; Red Fins members; and Warden Deborah Johnson.

 

 

Approximately 50 religious books were donated by inmates to Westgate Manor Convalescent Home in Madera. From left: Chief Deputy Warden Sonja Bodiford and Westgate Manor Activities Coordinator Alicia Ramos.

Approximately 50 religious books were donated by inmates to Westgate Manor Convalescent Home in Madera. From left: Chief Deputy Warden Sonja Bodiford and Westgate Manor Activities Coordinator Alicia Ramos

Avalon Care Center in Chowchilla was given approximately 50 religious books donated by inmates. From left: Avalon Activities Director Marilyn Underwood; Chief Deputy Warden Sonja Bodiford; and Warden Deborah Johnson.

Avalon Care Center in Chowchilla was given approximately 50 religious books donated by inmates.  From left: Avalon Activities Director Marilyn Underwood; Chief Deputy Warden Sonja Bodiford; and Warden Deborah Johnson.