By Joe Orlando, CDCR Public Information Officer
The youth offenders at Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp not only trained to be out on the fire lines during the busy summer fire season, they also raised fund for a cancer charity in Amador County.
Nearly 60 trained youth, in four crews, from the Pine Grove YCC have been working the Lowell Fire in Nevada and Placer counties which has consumed a few thousand acres.
Also in July, the youthful offenders found time to help with what’s become an annual fundraising tradition, raising money for Amador Stars.
Amador STARS stands for “support, transportation, and resource services” and is a vital part of the support system for cancer patients in Amador County, according to organizers.
The young men donate many hours to Amador STARS, making it possible to provide assistance to many cancer patients throughout Amador County. This year they were able to deliver a check for $492.