Valencia, CA, November 20, 2020 – This Thanksgiving marks the tenth year that AMS employees have joined with the Val Verde Sheriff’s Youth Activity League (YAL) to provide Thanksgiving meals to families in need. The families are participants in the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station YAL ‘Adopt a Family’ program.
AMS President Betty-Lou Wiseman is in charge of the effort, assisted by long-time employee Erica Martinez. For the past few weeks Erica and her team of volunteers have put up flyers and sent out emails companywide, seeking donations to purchase Thanksgiving dinners for the YAL families.
Jimmy Briano, the YAL Center Site Manager, had this to say about the donation and the importance of the “Adopt a Family” program, especially this year. “AMS Really makes this holiday special for the parents, and these are families that would have difficulty providing such a meal on Thanksgiving. They are excited to receive the meals and so grateful.”
With regard to the LASD Sheriff Department’s YAL, he said, “The Youth Activity League is nonprofit that serves kids from 7-17 in so many ways. Every day 50 or 60 kids come to the homework club where they can do their homework and use our computers. We have after school field trips, we have a rec room, sports programs, softball, arts and crafts – a little bit of everything. It’s somewhere for the kids to go. Deputy Rooney has always been amazing. He does so much for the kids.”
AMS employees have been generous and very appreciative of the opportunity as they contributed funds to purchase 55 full meals. Vallarta Supermarket (Valencia – Lyons) participated as well by offering the volunteers a 5% discount on the dinners. Betty Lou and Ken Wiseman, Erica Martinez and several more from AMS will bring the meals and meet with the families. They will be joined at the YAL Center by Deputy Rooney and Jimmy Briano.
Regarding the annual drive, Erica said, “Being able to help for the past several years has been a blessing! It’s not how much we give but how much Joy – Love we all put into giving!”
Fully in the spirit of making Thanksgiving 2020 a day of gratitude for Life and Health in an unprecedented time, AMS is giving 360+ Turkeys to AMS employees to help with their meal, and as an additional thank you, the company is giving Seas Candy to the part time and seasonal workers.
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