SCIP Continues to Help NorCal Fire Victims Thanks to Sacramento County Residents Who Donated on October 12th
Last Thursday, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department‘s Youth Services Unit and the Sheriff’s Community Impact Program (SCIP), stopped by San Juan Unified School District‘s Trajan Elementary School – their mission… to deliver new toys and cash to Ms. Horner’s 5th grade class.
The evening before, SCIP Founder and Youth Services officer Mike Saigeon, saw media coverage of Ms. Horner’s efforts to raise money for the Sonoma County Fire Relief – an organization solely devoted to providing emergency and long-term relief to the fire victims in Sonoma County.
If you recall back on October 12th, SCIP, along with the Sheriff’s Department and the Sheriff’s Activities League (SAL/ YSU), conducted a donation drive at the Walmart on Antelope Road. The response from Sacramento County – Government residents during this drive was overwhelming as the youth officers filled a 24-foot Uhaul with new toys and essentials. On October 13th, the youth officers drove the Uhaul and one of the YSU vehicles down to Sonoma County where they unloaded the donated goods at two evacuation centers. Cash was also donated during the drive and it was important to Deputy Saigeon that 100% of the cash donations went directly to the fire victims.
The presentation to Ms. Horner and her class last Thursday was a way for the Sheriff’s Department to send a strong message to the students that good things do happen in the world, especially when people like Ms. Horner step up to help those who are in need – it was a great life-lesson for the students. We can rest assured that the donated toys/cash will be delivered directly to those in need, especially as we approach the Holiday season. After the presentation, the youth officers spent a little time with the students during their lunch hour… it was a great day with some inspirational people.
For more information on the San Juan Unified School District’s efforts to raise money for the Sonoma County Fire Relief check out their article at https://tinyurl.com/y7ne3zas.
For more information about the Sonoma County Fire Relief organization, go to https://sonomacountyfirerelief.org/.