By Lt. George Paul, Administrative Assistant/PIO

With the support of Warden Ronald Rackley, the staff members at Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) have been actively involved in the community this year to raise money, solicit blood donations and raise awareness of those in need in our local community.

Most recently, DVI teamed up with Blood Source to seek life-saving blood donations. In the second blood drive of the year, more than 300 DVI staff members showed up to donate. This equates to a potential of 567 lives that may be saved.

Warden Rackley, who has championed DVI’s commitment to the community, pointed out that DVI staff members have helped other community agencies – the Tracy Boys & Girls Club, March of Dimes, Northern California Special Olympics, Relay for Life and all other charities.

“It’s touching to see so many staff, even during these challenging financial times, help those in need,” Warden Rackley said.