MARCH & APRIL 2020
SAL NEWSLETTER
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • President - Sheriff Scott Jones
  • Vice President - Undersheriff Erik Maness
  • Director - Lieutenant Cary Trzcinski
  • Treasurer - Chief Santos Ramos
  • Board Member - Lieutenant Ed Yee
  • Board Member - Lieutenant Brandon Luke
  • Board Member - Sergeant Sam Flores
  • Board Member - Sergeant Zach Hatch
  • Program Director - Sergeant Nathan Nguyen
  • Secretary - Deputy Cornelius Dutton
SAL/YSU TEAM

  • Sergeant Zach Hatch
  • Deputy Elisha Johnson
  • Deputy Jonathan Walton
  • Deputy Kayla Willett
  • Deputy Jonathan Nelson
  • Deputy Veronica Cervantes
  • Deputy Chris Lowe
  • Deputy Nick Thompson
  • Retired Probation Officer Tammy Hinds (VIPS)
MARCH & APRIL HIGHLIGHTS
SHERIFF'S OFFICE HOSTS A FOOD DRIVE
With the help and support of our generous community members, we collected 19,812 pounds of food and $6,600.57 in cash donations during the 2-day canned food drive. This food drive took place at six Sacramento area Walmarts on April 8 and 9. We saw first-hand the extreme generosity and strength of our community.

Thank you Sacramento County, our Sheriff’s deputies, volunteers,  Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services California Highway Patrol (CHP), and  Walmart  for coming together to make this possible.

A special thanks to Walmart for their continued partnership and support to help us serve the community!
Deputy Cervantes, Deputy Enriquez and Deputy Muños
Deputy Blocker
Deputy Trunzo and CHP officer Hill
Deputy Dose
Deputy Willett
From left to right: Deputy Gonzales, Deputy Burciaga, Deputy Gill-Samra, Deputy Alvi, CHP Officer Aston, Deputy Patterson, Deputy Allbee and volunteer Angelica Mangabay.
YSU AND LIBERTY TOWERS CHURCH
HOST A FOOD DRIVE
On April 30, the Youth Services Unit (YSU) and members of the Liberty Towers Church held a food drive at two different Walmart locations in effort to support local families. The food drive was a success, thanks to the generous community of Sacramento.
EASTER BASKET DRIVE-THRU GIVEAWAY


On April 10, YSU deputies partnered up with the CHP South Sacramento team to host an Easter Basket Drive-Thru Giveaway. We made over 300 baskets that were given away to youth from the Boys and Girls Club, Fruitridge Community Collaborative Center, and Mack Road Partnership.
 
MAKE- A- WISH
1-2-3 MAKE-A-WISH! So many wishes are having to be postponed due to COVID-19, but Cassidy Sable, a 16-year-old from Fair Oaks, doesn’t have to wait anymore!

Last year, Cassidy was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She underwent surgery and had to leave school for treatment. Cassidy has six siblings and shares a bedroom. Her wish is to have a space to call her own. Thanks to Make-A-Wish Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada and  Camping World , her wish has been granted! A trailer was presented to Cassidy by Make-A-Wish, Camping World, Sheriff’s and CHP personnel topped off with a STAR flyover of course! She now has a place to call her own where she can go to rest, sleep and find peace, all of which are important to her recovery.
FOOD DELIVERY FOR HOMEBOUND ELDERLY
The YSU team deliver bags of groceries on a weekly basis filled with essential items to the most vulnerable in our community, seniors that now have to stay in their homes and those with compromised immune systems. With each delivery, we were greeted with gratitude and appreciation.

Thank you,  Raley's, for donating the groceries. We’re all in this together, and together, we can continue to ease the burden for those in need.
YSU deputies were also glad to deliver groceries to families in need.
CRU & YSU ASSIST AT THE SALAM ISLAMIC CENTER
Sacramento Sheriff's deputies lined their vehicles at the  SALAM Islamic Center  to load boxes of household items, cleaning and hygiene supplies. Sheriff’s personnel assisted volunteers from  Al-Misbaah  to deliver these boxes to refugees, seniors, orphans, and disabled members in the north area of Sacramento. Monetary donations were made by the community through Al-Misbahh, a non-profit organization that serves the most vulnerable members of Sacramento County. 
HEROES HELPING HEROES
CHP - South Sacramento  and YSU  deputies partnered with Peggy, the manager at Starbucks,  to show a little appreciation to healthcare workers at hospitals. Bags filled with coffee, tea, and pastries were donated by Starbucks and delivered to doctors, nurses, and all health care workers. We would like to thank medical staff for being on the frontline every day during these challenging and uncertain times. 
Preparing appreciation bags at Starbucks.
Methodist Hospital of Sacramento
Kaiser Permantente, South Sacramento
UCD Medical Center
HELPING THE SACRAMENTO FOOD BANK FEED OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
YSU deputies and officers from the South Sacramento CHP area assist the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services with distributing food to the community twice a week.
FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS AT SCHOOLS
YSU deputies have been helping local school districts by distributing meals to children. Parents also had the opportunity to ease their nerves by conversing with our deputies and school officials. We will overcome this by working together as one community! 
Barrett Ranch Elementary School
Antelope High School
Dyer Kelly Elementary School
North Country Elementary School
TEACHER PARADE
YSU deputies partnered with the educators of Dry Creek School District as they surprised the students of the community with a “Teacher Parade.”

Deputies were delighted to see how much joy and hope it brought students to see that their teachers are still there and rooting them on.
LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY PARADE
YSU deputies attended the CHP’s parade to celebrate Lincoln’s birthday. Deputies, alongside CHP, Folsom PD, and community members drove by Lincoln’s house and delivered a birthday card and present. Lincoln is the son of fallen CHP officer, Sean Poore.
FLORIN HIGH CAP AND GOWN DISTRIBUTION
This year, graduation is anything but traditional. This was evident as approximately 400 Florin High School seniors drove through the campus parking lot to receive their caps and gowns. YSU deputies and the CHP - South Sacramento community resource team were on hand to celebrate the senior class.

Deputy Eli Johnson presented 38 seniors with their law academy certificates along with personal pizzas donated by 7-Eleven. From the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office - congratulations and best of luck to the Florin High School graduating class of 2020!
A special thanks to 7-Eleven for generously donating pizza.
ZOOM MEETINGS
BEST BUDDIES
Due to school being closed since March 13, it has been a challenge for the Best Buddies to keep in touch. Each of the buddy pairs has been communicating via text, calls, FaceTime, or other formats, but it has not been the same.
YOUNG MARINES
The Young Marines continue strong. Although the kids were not able to attend drill in person, the Young Marines went virtual. Utilizing web meeting software, the Sacramento Young Marines continue to encourage healthy habits and teamwork to get through adverse circumstances.
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS HELD PRIOR TO THE SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER
YSU DEPUTIES PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL READ ACROSS AMERICA
Barrett Ranch Elementary School
North Country Elementary School
STAND UP & SWIPE OUT BULLYING
As the winners of the Stand Up and Swipe Out Bullying contest,  St. Francis High School of Sacramento  enjoyed an awesome private concert featuring  Fitz & The Tantrums  and the band  PUBLIC ! The quad was filled with energy and enthusiasm as the students sang and danced to the music. As you can tell, we had just as much fun as the kids! A big shout out to  Now 100.5 fm  for sponsoring the contest, and thank you to Fitz and the Tantrums and the band PUBLIC for an amazing concert!
LUNCHTIME WITH YSU
James W. Marshall Elementary School
We would like to thank Deputy Patterson, Deputy Allbee and Deputy T. Abbott for volunteering at James W. Marshall Elementary.
Dry Creek Elementary School
SAL'S BREAKFAST CLUB
YSU deputies join students as they enjoy a breakfast in their school cafeteria. Deputies speak to students and develop relationships through positive interactions.
North Country Elementary School
SAL'S COOKING CLUB
Every Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club, YSU deputies host a cooking club. Students learn about cross contamination, kitchen safety, and how to make their own meals! 
AFTER SCHOOL WITH YSU
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and the YSU team partnered up with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento. Deputies frequently interact with the students of the Boys and Girls Club and help with homework and different activities throughout the evenings .
GIRLS CIRCLE
Every Friday at Smedberg Middle School, deputies host a Girl’s Circle group to teach young women about self-respect, bullying, peer pressure, and other topics in efforts to empower themselves and each other.
GIRLS IN THE WILDERNESS
YSU deputies joined the Girls in the Wilderness group to host our first meeting. We talked about expectations, mentorship, leadership, college preparation, and upcoming trips.
Interested in becoming involved?
CHECK OUT UPCOMING SAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
S.H.O.C.K.
• S.H.O.C.K. is educating youth regarding their choices and consequences for those choices.

• S.H.O.C.K. is law enforcement taking a leadership role by partnering with community based organizations reaching out to make a difference with youth in our communities.

• S.H.O.C.K. is building a strong relationship between law enforcement, community based organizations schools, and families so youth can make positive choices.

• S.H.O.C.K. is prevention through intervention and education in an effort to break a cycle that has no future.

• S.H.O.C.K. is changing the perceptions youth have toward themselves, parents, law enforcement, and the community, by working with them one-on-one to foster positive relationships.

• S.H.O.C.K. is informing today’s youth that we care and are addressing the challenges which influence their quality of life within our communities. 
S.H.O.C.K. is a structured program that provides juveniles with incentives, team building activities, and motivates them through positive reinforcement. This is an 8 week program with approximately 20 juveniles scheduled to begin once the shelter in place restriction is lifted.

If you're interested in having the opportunity to impact our youth in a positive way through the program, contact Deputy Walton at jwalton@sacsheriff.com

If you would like to refer an at-risk juvenile, click on the link provided below.
THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!
Patio 29 Spirits Company
Thank you to  Patio29 Spirits Company , a family-owned and operated distillery, in the town of  Winters , for donating 5 gallons and (12) 8 oz. bottles of hand sanitizer to our Sheriff's  YSU  team. We appreciate your effort to help keep all first responders safe and healthy.
THANKS WALMART FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS!
A huge thank you to Store Manager Amanda from the Antelope Walmart for donating 39 containers of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes to SAL. Their continued support of the community and first responders is inspiring.
Store manager Pratika from the Walmart on Hazel and Greenback kindly donated Easter basket supplies. The Sheriff's Activities League appreciates your generosity!
A SPECIAL THANKS TO TAMMY HINDS
The YSU team would like to thank our VIPS volunteer, Tammy Hinds, for all of her hard work and dedication to this team and our community. Tammy is a valuable asset to our team and is always engaged and willing to help with any project/program. Thank you, Tammy, we truly appreciate you!