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Families & Friends of Murder Victims, June 2011 newsletter

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  • 1. FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF Author unknown MURDER VICTIMS, Inc. (FFMV) Newsletter June 2011 Thank-you: Need Someone to Talk To? *Mary Marin – Birthday & Anniversary Cards Bertha Flores - Parent - Spanish *Carol Anderson – Website speaking (909) 357-7314 (after 3pm) *Kaiser – Oakland Rose Madsen – Parent (909) 798-4803 *Avaxat Elementary School- Murrieta *St. Anthony’s Catholic Church-Upland (after 4pm) *Christ The Redeemer Catholic Church-Grand Dolores Malloy – Parent-Desert Contact Terrace (760)244-0697 *Palm Desert Library Maxine Russell – (818) 378-2072 Parent/*San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office of Grief Education Support Counselor Victim Services/Victim Advocates *Riverside County District Attorney’s Office of Dawn Hall - (951) 757-4419 Victim Services/Victim Advocates Emergency Consult for Suicidal or *Family of Kris Flores Homicidal Participants Mary Stewart *Anonymous Donor for sponsoring newsletter (951) 698-3133 for June 2011 Families & Friends of MurderFMV Newsletter is available via e-mailto reduce mailing costs. Victims:To receive the newsletter and other A non-profit organizationFFMV future events please send your Dedicated to providing information,e-mail address to support, and friendship to personsmail4ffmv@yahoo.com and FFMV will who have experienced the death ofe-mail you the newsletter a loved one through the violent act of murder Share Sorrow….. ShareOur Father…Who art in Heaven StrengthI come to you with a heavy heart today Mission: To restore a sense of hopeI know you know…but I have lost my and to provide a pathway to well-child being to those who have lost aAnd am feeling like I have lost my loved one to murder and to thoseway. who are victims of attempted murder.People seem to think I am so strongI am not invincible…I am not Love Giftssuperman. Love gifts are a specific tax deductibleI am just a grieving Father…missing donation made to the memory of a lovedmy child ones birthday, anniversary of a death,And could use a friendly helping hand. holiday, or just because which are posted in newsletter. They are also made by caring professionals, organizations to helpI have always been the typical fixer- in the work that FFMV does withupper type of Dad victims/survivors. These gifts help with theI could fix anything…ever since I was expenses incurred in reaching out toten others and operating expenses. WhenBut I cannot fix the clock of time. making out a check, please make payablePlease God; can you help me wind it to FFMV and note Love Gift on check orup again? envelope.
  • 2. Love Gifts can be mailed to 6:30pm - 8:00pm FFMV- P.O. Box 11222 San Bernardino, Contact person for directions orCa. - 92423-1222 information Rose – 909-754-6969 mail4ffmv@yahoo.comFFMV is looking for someone tocontact new victims by phone once a Inmate Locator, Department ofweek to give them support and Corrections is now making it easier forfriendship, if interested, please contact people to locate prison inmates; it’s a freeRose @ 909-798-4803 online search and is open to the general FFMV Chapters public. http://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov Coachella Valley Chapter Meets every 3rd Wednesday of every month West End Chapter -Bi-lingual 6:00pm – 7:30pmPalm Desert Library – Community Room Meets every 2nd Thursday of each 73-300 Fred Waring Drive month at 7pm Palm Desert, CA 92660 St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 760-346-6552 Conference Room Contact information 2210 North San Antonio Upland, CA Rose – 909-754-6969 91786 mail4ffmv@yahoo.com Participants have the option of the Lily – 760-218-0002 English & Spanish Meeting desertleelee@gmail.comThis Chapter was made possible with the help Local Grupo Bilingue of Lachelle Crivello & Corinna Salas of the Los participantes pueden escoger enRiverside County District Attorney’s Office of Victim Services Inglés o en Español Se reunen cada Segundo Jueves del mes a las 7:00 p.m. Riverside Chapter Contact persons/ Personas de contacto:Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every Rita Marin (909) 215-7063 month at 7pm rittaatffmv@aol.comAvaxat Elementary School, 24300 La Brisas Road in Murrieta, CA Contact Dawn (951) 757-4419 Oakland Chapter For directions ask for PJ at- 951-696-1600 x2177 – Kaiser in Oakland, Howe St. at M-F 9am-4pm (1-2pm lunch) Broadway, 12th floor Room 1200 East Colton Chapter Contact JoAnn (510) 895-9440 Helene (510) 452-2553 Meets every 1st Tuesday of each month at Grief Support GroupChrist The Redeemer Catholic Church ALL are welcome at our monthly Robinson Hall – Room 4 meetings. Whether you are a parishioner 12745 Oriole Ave Grand Terrace, CA or not. If you are suffering the loss of a 92313
  • 3. loved one and in need to talk to someone, Contacts: Hope Morfin (909)820-6163 we are here to listen and share emotions. Ralph & Arlene Payan (909)887-4387 Together and with the help of the Lord, we (FFMV Participants) can help each other heal. Danny & Rose Equihua (909) 887-3744 Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month 7 to 9 P.M. ~ Room 8 St. Anthony’s Church 1640 Western Ave. San Bernardino (909)887-3810 *JUSTICE FOR HOMICIDE VICTIMS - (310) Resources and Additional Support 457-0030 -jhvinfo@justiceforhomicidevictims.com Services * Striving Towards Eradicating Violence In Ennercities -S.T.E.V.I.E. stevieisunityandpeace@yahoo.com San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office of oneunikadvocate2@aol.com Victim Witness Centers: San Bernardino * www.psychic4themissing.com : (909) 387-6540 Rancho Cucamonga: (909) 945-4241* Victorville/Desert area: (760) 243-8619 Riverside County District Attorney’s Office of Victim Witness Centers: Riverside: (951) 955-5450Murrieta: (951) 304-5500 * Banning: (951) 922-7130 * Indio: (760) 863-8408 * WINGS OF JUSTICE – Website FFMV Fundraisers http://wingsofjustice.murdermislabeledsuicide.com: Cell Phones *Women Against Gun Violence – 310-204-2348 www.wagv.org We ship your recycled phones, regardless*www.CrimeVictims.gov—public awareness Web site of age or condition of the phone. This will * H.E.A.L. Helping Everyone Acknowledge Loss – be an ongoing fundraiser, so we 818-378-2072– RussellBliss21@aol.com encourage year round participation. * Crime Victims United of California – 916-928-4797 www.crimevictimsunited.com or FFMV will receive between 50 cents and mail@crimevictimsunited.com up to $30 per cell phone. * North American Victim Assistance (NOVA) Contact Rita Marin at (909) 215-7063 or www.trynova.org take your phone to your next chapter * Victims of Crime Resources Center (800) VICTIMS * POMC - (888) 818-POMC www.pomc.org meeting. * Greater Orange County POMC – Marie – 714-999-7132 – 562-508-2397 Office Depot - Staples – Office Max * Suicide Prevention Center: (877) 727-4747 (310) 391-1253 If you shop at Office Depot or Staples * Murder Mislabeled Suicide (951) 698-3133 please use FFMV’s Rewards Number for * Citizens Against Homicide - (415) 455-5944 Office Depot which is 1139461170 Office * Justice for Murdered Children - (310) 547-1367 Max – 650756207, Staples- or use just * Loved Ones Victims Center - (310) 337-7006 * The Crime Victims Assistance Network (iCAN) give them 909-798-4803 for all three. Foundation (916) 273-3603 We get reward points that help defray the * Memory of Victims Everywhere - (949) 248-5470 cost of printing, ink cartridges and office MOVE@cox.net supplies. * Families & Friends of Missing Persons & Violent Crime Victims 1-800-346-7555 - www.fnfvcv.org * Resource for the Grieving and Don’t throw away your old ink Bereavedwww.griefcompanion.com* All Voices Unite – FELICIA @ (310) 995-1864 OR cartridges! Bring them to us, or take VICKY @ (310) 764-0165. email: them to Staples and use projectcrynomore@aol.com 909-7984803 * Crime Survivors – 949-872-7895www.crimesurvivors.com Bi-monthly meetings held in It’s an easy way to help FFMV Orange County purchase office supplies.*Caritas Counseling Services – (909) 370-1293 Gary McMane Administrative Director ( Ext. 202) Shari Join Families & Friends of Murder Victims Lowder, Clinical Director ( Ext. 205) * Adela Lavine~Medium: www.adelalavine.com on * MADD – (909) 888-6233 www.maddsanbernardino.org
  • 4. FATHER’S DAY To give gifts and say thanks And I love you. Warm and sunny day in June, Father’s Day, Remember the fathers Children, small and grown, Whose children are gone, Give gifts to father Because they will always be Say thanks to father, Fathers at heart. Say I love you. But there are fathers Whose children are not herePlease help with this legislation, write to your congressperson and Senators Barbara Boxer and DianneFeinstein to either sponsor or co-sponsor this urgently needed bill. Here is the link:www.darrenrussellcase.com.Thanks, Maxine - Mother of Darren Russell
  • 5. JUNE BIRTHDAYS Adam Brodsky
  • 6. Adam John Rivera Beatrice Hatfield Bill Ickes Bobby D. Stutson Chris Walsh Gina Louise Perez Henry Vellore Lozano Jamal Mboya Johnson Jesse Garcia Jerry Angelo Sandoval Kelly Bullwinkle Larry Sorrough Linda Hesse Lori Renee Gonzalez Lorrain LopezMaureen “Marsy” Ramirez Melissa Sandor Richard Lopez June Memories
  • 7. Adam Brodsky Katie Brennar Alfred Cabrera Lacey Wheeler Alicia Chagolla Larry Sorrough Alfred Cabrera Michael LundinAshley Nicole Rivera Orlando Hurley Bill Ickes Officer David Ruiz Carlos Mendoza Ross Elvey Chad Jeffrey Norris Russell Travis Dorff Charlie Martinez Sean Gardhouse Daniel Perez Jr. Somer Clugston Doctor Fernandez Steven Grant Edward A. Ortiz Steven Paul Medrano Elzie Elijah Winston Teresa Soto Del Rio Jesse Garcia Terese R. Stewart Jose Villalobos Yvonne GuiterrezJosslyn Dinoso-Brooks LOVE GIFTS In Loving Memory of In Loving Memory of In Loving Memory of Darren Russell Terese Stewart Jesse Garcia 9/22/65 – 4/14/05 1/16/63 – 6/9/92 6/10/78 – 6/27/94
  • 8. ---------------------------------------------------------------Love Gift-----------------------------------------------------------------Donation $_______________Name (please print):_________________________________________________________________Address____________________________________City/St.________________________Zip__________Email address: __________________________________________________________Your Phone # ( ) ____________________Relationship to Victim: _____________________________Name of Victim: _________________________________________________________________Date of Birth: Date of Death: ______________________Message_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Please post my loved ones message and/or picture(s) for the month of: ___________# of pictures enclosed/attached ____________ Use picture on file_______________ From Rose Madsen, Editor/Chair/co-founder of the Colton & Coachella Chapter of FFMV In Memory of my daughter Jennifer LeAnne Balber 12/02/73 – 11/10/94I can’t believe it’s already June, time passes quickly. My thoughts and prayers to allfathers on Fathers Day, who will be trying to cope without their loved one. Memory
  • 9. board #7 is now complete, and I’m working on #8, and also working on July memoryboard, so send me your loved ones picture.ThoughtfullyRoseFFMV Executive BoardRose Madsen - ChairMary Stewart – Vice ChairRita Marin - SecretaryBertha Flores - TreasurerDawn Hall FFMV Poster Board #7If you don’t receive B-day or Anniversary cards, and/or your loved ones name, DOB or DOD are incorrect, pleasesend corrections to the address below along with the 2011 participant form.FFMV is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving survivors of murder victims & victims of attempted murder. Ourmain purpose is grief support for those victim/survivors. All assistance provided to victims is given free of charge byvolunteers. Contributions and/or questions regarding the policies of FFMV may be addressed to: FFMV ExecutiveBoard at P.O. Box 11222 San Bernardino, Ca. 92423-1222, e-mailed to mail4fffmv@yahoo.com or phoned to 909-798-4803. FFMV is a tax-exempt organization under the Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service.The Organization depends largely upon private donations to cover operationalexpenses, but also seeks some funding. Tax ID #68-0299211 All Contributions Are Tax Deductible Photo Release Form for slide show & picture boards Families & Friends of Murder Victims, INC (FFMV)Permission to Use Photograph(s)Date________________ Relationship to Victim_______________________Please Print
  • 10. Victim’s First Name_________________________________________Victim’s Last Name_________________________________________Date of Birth _______________ Date of Death_________________I grant to Families & Friends of Murder Victims, Inc. (FFMV), the right to usephotographs of the above-identified subject. I authorize FFMV to use andpublish the same in print and/or electronically.I agree that FFMV may use such photographs with or without his/her nameand for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity,illustration, advertising, and Web content.I have read and understand the above:Signature ______________________________________________Print Full Name __________________________________________Address__________________________________________________City__________________________________ Zip Code___________Phone with area code ______________________________________E-mail __________________________________________________Organization Name (if applicable) _____________________________Address _________________________________________________City_________________________________ Zip Code____________ Mail or e-mail picture and release form to: mail4ffmv@yahoo.com FFMV - P.O.Box 11222 San Bernardino, CA - 92423-1222