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An employee publication of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice


February 2022

Montford Unit Community Outreach Program

Montford Unit staff bought toys for the Children's Advocacy Center of the South Plains.

When the Children’s Home of Lubbock needed help collecting much needed food items, staff at the Montford Unit didn’t hesitate to lend a helping hand.

Staff collected and donated more than 1,000 pounds of canned food to the organization that provides housing to homeless and abused children in the area.

The canned food drive comes as part of the unit’s new community outreach program, which benefits local charities and non-profits in the Lubbock community. Each month, staff select one organization to raise money and collect goods to help in their efforts.

During the holidays, staff raised $450 worth of toys for the Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains, which assists children who are victims of crime by offering free counseling and medical services.

They also helped raise money to provide meals to 40 families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

The program was started by Lieutenant Tara Cotton, Sergeant Ashley Hatchett, and Lieutenant Kelton Goad.

Employees from the Montford Unit recently served as "guest chefs" at the Ronald McDonald House.
Montford Unit staff collected and donated more than 1,000 pounds of canned food to the local Children's Home of Lubbock.