By Lt. Gregory Crowe, AA/Public Information Officer
High Desert State Prison
High Desert State Prison (HDSP) has been busy raising money to benefit the community.
Lassen Family Services and Lassen Senior Services received a boost with help from the prison.
On Dec. 10, HDSP Chief Deputy Warden Suzanne Peery presented a donation of $2,000 to Melissa Downing, the Director of Lassen Family Services, and another $2,000 check to Penny Artz, the Director of Lassen Senior Services.
The donations were from the HDSP Charitable Fund which is generated from inmate fundraising activities throughout the year.
Lassen Family Services provides valuable assistance to Lassen County including Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT), Crisis Line, Domestic Violence Shelter, Hope Chest, Parent Education, Parent Partners and Prevention Education for Sexual Assault/Rape.
Lassen Senior Services provides services to the Senior Citizens of Lassen County, including, meals, rides, and a food pantry. This donation will be used to help fund these programs.
HDSP helps Toys for Tots program
On Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, the HDSP and California Correctional Center Honor Guard assisted the Lassen County Search and Rescue with distributing toys to local families for the Toys for Tots program.
“Lassen County Search and Rescue does an outstanding job with the program each year for Lassen County and this year we were very privileged to lend a hand,” said Lt. Gregory Crowe, HDSP’s Public Information Officer.