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Families & Friends of Murder Victims J-an 2013 newsletter


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Families & Friends of Murder Victims J-an 2013 newsletter

  1. 1. FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF Need Someone to Talk To? MURDER VICTIMS, Inc. * Bertha Flores - Parent - Spanish speaking (FFMV) (909) 200-5499 (after 3pm) *Rose Madsen – Parent (909) 798-4803 (after Newsletter January 2013 4pm) *Maxine Russell – (818) 378-2072 Thank-you: Parent/Grief Counselor *Carol Anderson – Website *Dawn Hall - Parent(951) 757-4419 *Kaiser – Oakland *Mary Stewart -Parent (951 698-5317) *Avaxat Elementary School- Murrieta Emergency Consult for Suicidal or Homicidal *St. Anthony’s Catholic Church-Upland *Christ The Redeemer Catholic Church Participants Grand Terrace *Linda Atencio -Parent – 760-490-7864 Portola Community Center- Palm Desert * Ellie Rossi - Parent - 909-810-8133*San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office of Victim Services/Victim Advocates * Delores Maloy- Parent – High Desert*Riverside County District Attorney’s Office of Victim Contact – 760-530-7027 Services/Victim Advocates Optimist Club of Redlands, CA Geezers M.C. *Family of Kris Flores Families & Friends of Murder Victims: *Janet Garcia& Barbara Christian A non-profit organization facebook administrators Dedicated to providing information, support, and * Ellie Rossi friendship to persons who have experienced the death of a loved one through the violent act of* San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office murder for sponsoring newsletter for 2013* Share Sorrow….. Share Strength Mission: To restore a sense of hope and to provide a pathway to well-being to those who have lost a loved one to murder and to those who are victims of attempted murder.CalVCP Love GiftsHelp us get the word out! Love gifts are a specific tax deductible donation made to the memory of a loved one’s birthday, anniversaryEffective Jan. 1, our application of a death, holiday, or just because which are postedfiling period will increase from one in newsletter. They are also made by caring professionals, organizations to help in the work thatyear to three years after the date FFMV does with victims/survivors. These gifts helpof the crime. More CA crime with the expenses incurred in reaching out to others and operating expenses. When making out a check,victims will be eligible for much please make payable to FFMV and note Love Gift on check or envelope.needed assistance. Love Gifts can be mailed to FFMV- P.O. Box 11222 San Bernardino, Ca. - 92423-1222 The moment you died My heart was torn in two Join Families & Friends of Murder Victims on One side filled with heartache The other died with you Thank-you Janet Garcia Mother of Jesse Garcia – 6/10/78 – 6/27/94 Barbara Christian Mother of Terri Lynn Winchell– 4/10/63 – 1/8/81
  2. 2. Riverside Chapter West End Chapter -Bi-lingual ndMeets on the 3rd Wednesday of every Meets every 2 Thursday of every month at 7:00pm-8:30pm month at 7pm St. Anthony’s Catholic ChurchAvaxat Elementary School, 24300 La Conference Room Brisas Road in Murrieta, CA 2210 North San Antonio Upland, CA 91786 Contact Dawn (951) 757-4419 Participants have the option of the For directions ask for PJ at- English & Spanish Meeting 951-696-1600 x2177 – Local Grupo Bilingue M-F 9am-4pm (1-2pm lunch) Los participantes pueden escoger en Inglés o en Español Se reunen cada Segundo Jueves del mes a las 7:00 p.m. Colton Chapter Contact persons/ Personas de contacto: Rita Marin (909) 215-7063 1st Tuesday of every month rittaatffmv@aol.comChrist The Redeemer Catholic Church Next meeting is Janurary 10, 2013 Robinson Hall – Room 612745 Oriole Ave Grand Terrace, CA 92313 Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Grief Support Group Contact person for directions or ALL are welcome at our monthly information Rose – 909-754-6969 meetings. Whether you are a parishioner or not. If you are suffering the loss of a loved one and in need to talk to someone, NO MEETING FOR JANUARY we are here to listen and share emotions. Church meeting place closed Together and with the help of the Lord, we can help each other heal. Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of Coachella Valley Chapter the month 7 to 9 P.M. ~ Room 8 New Address St. Anthony’s Church 1640 Western Ave. We will continue meeting every San Bernardino (909)887-3810 3rd Wednesday of each month Contacts: Hope Morfin (909)820-6163 6:00pm – 8:00pm Ralph & Arlene Payan (909)887-4387Portola Community Center Room 2 (FFMV Participants) 45-480 Portola Ave Danny & Rose Equihua (909) 887-3744 (parking on Shadow Mountain) Palm Desert, CA 92260 I THOUGHT OF YOU TODAY 760-568-2560- Call for directions I thought of you today, Rose – 909-754-6969 But that is nothing new I thought of you yesterday Candy- 619-200-0547 And will tomorrow, too We think of you in silence Next meeting is Janurary 16, 2013 And make no outward show For what it meant to lose you Only those who love you know Remembering you is easy Oakland Chapter We do it everyday Its the heartache of losing you Kaiser in Oakland, Howe St. at That will never go away. Broadway, Author Unknown 12th floor Room 1200 East Contact Helene (510) 452-2553
  3. 3. Resources and Additional Support Services FFMV Fundraisers San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office Office Depot - Staples – Office Max of Victim Witness Centers: San Bernardino If you shop at Office Depot or Staples please (909) 387-6540 use FFMV’s Rewards Number for Office Depot Rancho Cucamonga: (909) 945-4241* which is 1139461170 Office Max – 650756207, Victorville/Desert area: (760) 552-6994* Staples- or use just give them 909-798-4803 for all three. We get reward points that help Riverside County District Attorney’s Office of defray the cost of printing, ink cartridges and Victim Witness Centers: office supplies. Riverside: (951) 955-5450Murrieta: (951) 304-5680 * Banning: (951) 922-7130 * Indio: (760) 863-8408 PLEASE….Don‘t throw away your old ink *Los Angeles County District Attorneys Victim cartridges! Continue to bring them to us, or Witness Assistance Program offices: take them to Office Max, Staples or Office Pomona: 909) 620-3381 Depot and give them 909-798-4803 It’s an easy way to help *Life.After.Uncivil.Ruthless.Acts. FFMV purchase office supplies. 323-816-9651* WINGS OF JUSTICE – *Women Against Gun Violence – 310-204-2348 Congratulations to Helene Davis, (Oakland Chapter Leader) *—public awareness Web site* H.E.A.L. Helping Everyone Acknowledge Loss – Helene was honored a recipient of 818-378-2072– Distinguished Leadership Award * Crime Victims United of California – 916-928- Certificate of Recognition from 4797 or Senator Ellen Corbett office (District 10) at 1000 Mothers to Prevent * North American Victim Assistance (NOVA) Violence PURPLE Gala 12-12-12 at St. * Victims of Crime Resources Center (800) Columba Catholic Church. VICTIMS * POMC - (888) 818-POMC* Greater Orange County POMC – Marie – 714-999- 7132 – 562-508-2397 * Citizens Against Homicide - (415) 455-5944 * Justice for Murdered Children - (310) 547-1367 * The Crime Victims Assistance Network (iCAN) Foundation (916) 273-3603 * Memory of Victims Everywhere - (949) 248-5470 * Resource for the Grieving and * Crime Survivors – 949-872-7895 Bi-monthly meetings held in Orange County * Adela Lavine~Medium: Lorrain Taylor & Helene Davis * MADD – (909) 888-6233 *JUSTICE FOR HOMICIDE VICTIMS - (310) 457- 0030* Striving Towards Eradicating Violence In Ennercities -S.T.E.V.I.E. * *Homicide Survivors Inc.
  4. 4. January 2013 Birthdays Arturo J. Velazquez Angel Rodriguez Jr. Anthony Maldonado Brandon Smith Denise Duerr Destiny Hernandez Edward Navarrette Griselda Sandoval Janet Heartfield Jesus “Rick” Soto Jr. Jason Carlos Casarez Krishana LeAnn Szymanski Lacey Wheeler Maria Banuelos Mario Flores Noe Salinas III Orlando Hurley Ray Valenzuela Jr. Rhonda McNamara Richard Albidrez Roberto V. Morales Terese R. StewartHappy Birthday in Heaven
  5. 5. January 2013 Memories Adam John Rivera Alexander Delgado Angel Rodriguez Armando Gabriel Calvary Betty Van Patter Carlos Angelo Centino Carlos F. Leal Jr Christopher Heyman Christopher Jackson Evion Yanez James Donald Hartzell Jr. Jason Carlos Casarez Jerry Sehrs Jesus D. Calderon Joey Trujillo Larry Leyva Manuel J. Vega Mario Quiroz Michael Reed Jr. Nancy E. O’Hara & Jesse M. O’Hara Noah Ferrer Noe Salinas III Ramon Quesada Jr. Raul “Ralphee” Payan Reychell Lujan Richard Albidrez Roy Hall Samantha Salas Samuel Sanchez Terri Lynn Winchell Victor Bernard White Jr.
  6. 6. LOVE GIFTS In Loving Memory In Loving Memory In Loving MemoryJames Donald Hartzell Jr. Terese Stewart Mario Quiroz1/16/63 – 6/9/92 3/6/65 – 1/8/04 5/14/68 – 1/25/06
  7. 7. In Loving Memory David Charles Nystrom – 2/2/64 - 7/27/98 & Lisa Cummings – 11/13/66 – 3/12/11 Brother and Sister in Heaven ….. now together watching over their Mom (Ellie Rossi) --------------------------------------------------------------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: ______________________Please post my loved ones message and/or picture(s) for the month of: ___________# of pictures enclosed/attached ____________ Use picture on file_______________
  8. 8. A Special Thank-you to the following: Because of you our Christmas Memorial was a huge success!!!! *The Diocese of San Bernardino * Anonymous Donor for sponsoring our main dish *Ann Marie Gallant *Dicey Garcia *Ellie Rossi *Geezers MC *John Elias *Mattel Store *Redlands Optimist Club *San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office *Sister Carmel Crimmins *Sister Sue Reif-OSF * Mothers Prayer Group of Corona * The Family of Angel Rodriguez * The Family Tommy Pagent *Family of “Ralphee” Payan *Family of Adam Rivera *The Family of Jennifer LeAnne Balber *The Family of Joyce Nelson *The Family of Kris Flores*FFMV Executive Board, Chapter Leaders, and Volunteers who work together helping Victims become Survivors
  9. 9. CAMP GOOD GRIEF (SVP)Camp Good Grief-Special Victims Program (SVP) is a joint effort between the San Bernardino County DistrictAttorneys Office Bureau of Victim Services and Loma Linda University Medical Center Childrens Hospital. The 3-day grief camp is geared toward homicide/suicide and is for children ages 10-16 who have experienced a violentdeath in their family. Campers board a bus at the Ronald McDonald House in Loma Linda and head to CampCedar Falls in the San Bernardino Mountains for a three-day camp and grief therapy experience.At camp the children participate in game and team building activities and therapeutic group activities designedto help them learn and understand how to cope with the grief over the violent death of their loved one. Thiscamp has been so successful that it has been expanded to include Camp Good Grief - Special Victims ProgramTeen Retreat. It will be held annually and provides grief services for teens ages 14-18 who previouslyparticipated in Camp Good Grief - SVP and whose lives have been positively impacted by camp. It will be acombination of learning advanced grief management skills as well as a training camp for future Camp Good GriefPeer Counselors.Camp is free of charge to all campers and camperships are funded by unclaimed victim restitution. Therapistsand interns from Loma Linda Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, Loma Linda Child Life Specialists and DistrictAttorneys Office Victim Advocates donate their time to the camp.The Bureau of Victim Services and Loma Linda University Childrens Hospital have pledged to continuefundraising activities, presentations to service groups, and outreach events so they may continue hosting futureCamp Good Grief-SVP programs.Contact: Dorothy Brooks 909-558-4073 COLD CASES FYII attended JHV Memorial in April, guest Speaker Frank Girardot, editor of the Pasadena Star News andsenior editor of the San Gabriel Valley Tribune Group announced that he would to publish pictures andinformation regarding unsolved homicide cases on the newspaper website. Many families that I knowpersonally have UNSOLVED cases which have turned to COLD cases…Everyone deserves JUSTICEIf your loved one was murdered in the greater Southern California area and the case is unsolved, Frankwill get it published in the newspaper.You can check out the Cold Case Project by going to Thepaper also has the project listed on Facebook …This is a response Frank gave me when I e-mailed him about this project:Hi Rose, If I get a photo from a loved one I will post it on our website as soon as I can. Anyone who is interestedcan contact me and I promise to get them set up.Sincerely,Frank Girardot911 E. Colorado BlvdPasadena, CA 91106626-578-6300 ext.4478frank.girardot@sgvn.comHere is some basic information Frank needs when you send him a picture of your loved one: Your full name, address, phone(s), e-mail address, Victims Full Name and age at time of murder, Victims DOB-DOD, your relationship to victim, city where murder took place, any suspects arrested?, Detective’s name & phone, & short bio on how your loved one was murdered I encourage you to submit your story if you still have an unsolved case!
  10. 10. 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 – 11/10/94 A 20yr. old SoCal Gas Co. Meter Reader, Fatally Shot in the Line of Service in Rialto, CA December 14, 2012 was the worst news I heard….the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Ct. Twenty innocent children and seven adults were murdered. This was a very sad day. On behalf of the executive board of Families & Friends of Murder Victims, we wish comfort and peace to the families. Words cant mend your heartache; we share your loss and wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of your family, and in the warm embrace of your friends.ThoughtfullyRoseFFMV is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving survivors of murder victims & victims of attempted murder.Our main purpose is grief support for those victim/survivors. All assistance provided to victims is given free ofcharge by volunteers. Contributions and/or questions regarding the policies of FFMV may be addressed to: FFMVExecutive Board at P.O. Box 11222 San Bernardino, Ca. 92423-1222, e-mailed to orphoned to 909-798-4803.FFMV is a tax-exempt organization under the Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service.Our Organization depends largely upon private donations which will cover operational expenses, OurAnnual Family Christmas Memorial Luncheon, and Our Annual Victims’ Rights Week Memorial. We areseeking a sponsor (s) for our events. Please contact FFMV at the above e-mail or phone if you areinterested. Tax ID #68-0299211 All Contributions Are Tax Deductible
  11. 11. 2013 Participant /Photo Release Form for slide show & picture boards Families & Friends of Murder Victims, INC (FFMV)Circle one: New Participant ~ Update my information ~ Agency/Non VictimPlease PrintDate________________ Relationship to Victim_______________________Victim’s First Name_________________________________________Victim’s Last Name_________________________________________Date of Birth _____________ Date of Death__________ Solved: Yes ( ) No ( )Permission to use photo(s): Yes ( ) No ( ) Just add me to e-mail/mailing list toreceive monthly newsletter and event informationI grant to Families & Friends of Murder Victims, Inc. (FFMV), the right to usephotograph(s) 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 name and forany lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration,advertising, and Web content.I have read and understand the above.Name of Agency/Non-Victim if applicable: ________________________________Signature _________________________________________________________Print Full Name _____________________________________________________Address___________________________________________________________City__________________________________ Zip Code____________________Phone with area code ______________________________________E-mail ____________________________________________________________ Mail or e-mail participant/release form to: FFMV ~ P.O.Box 11222 San Bernardino, CA ~ 92423-1222 I have included a picture ( ) Yes ( ) No use the one on file I have included a $_________ donation for 2013 Thank-you… if you have already sent your 2013 donation
  12. 12. Please help with this legislation, to either sponsor or co-sponsor this urgently needed bill.Write to your congressperson and Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne FeinsteinCongresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen as the Chair of the House Foreign Relations Committee and CongressmanHoward Berman as the Ranking Member.Chief of Staff Margaret Mott (mail wont be stalled thru radiation there as it is inDC)14546 Hamlin St. # 202 Van Nuys, California 91401 Phone (818) 994-7200 Fax: (818) 994-1050Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chair of the House Foreign Relations Committee2206 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-0918 to either sponsor orCo-sponsor this urgently needed bill.Thanks, Maxine B. Russell - Mother of Darren - russellbliss21@aol.comOn the web: (UPDATED)On Twitter: @killed_in_chinaIn U.S. Federal Court: Case No. CV-09-06050