FOL wind check presentation

From left are Folsom State Prison Associate Warden Juan Jacquez; Erica Fonseca, Wind Director of Programs; Sarah Mullins, Wind Director of Development; FSP Warden Ron Rackley; Timothy Polasik, FSP Community Partnership Manager; and Inmate Advisory Council members.

Inmates raise more than $10,000 for youth charity

By Lt. Joseph Tuggle, AA/Public Information Officer
Folsom State Prison

Folsom State Prison Warden Ron Rackley recently presented a check to Wind Youth Services for more than $10,000.

Inmates from the Folsom State Prison’s Men’s Advisory Council held an annual food sale fundraiser. This year they raised $10,183.88 and 100 percent of the money raised was donated to the Wind Youth Services of Sacramento. The donation will provide food for disadvantaged and homeless youth for six months.

Through its programs and services, Wind Youth Services provides homeless and at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 24 with basic safety net and survival services and a safe place to stay.

Wind Youth Services provides these critical services:

  • Shelter
  • Hot meals
  • Transportation
  • Clothing Closet and personal hygiene packs
  • Case management
  • Counseling
  • Basic medical care
  • Referrals & connections to other resources

By the numbers

According to the 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress, youth homelessness accounts for 25 percent of all homeless people in the U.S.

“Nearly one-quarter (23 percent or 138,149) of all homeless people were children under the age of 18; 10 percent (or 61,541) were between the ages of 18 and 24; and 67 percent (or 410,352) were 25 years or older,” the report states.

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