Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc. VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER “For the Families & Friends of those who have died by violence” 19620 North 38th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85308-2215 Chapter Phone: (602) 254-8818 Chapter E-mail: [email protected] * National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC) 4960 Ridge Ave. Suite 2, Cincinnati, OH, 45209 (513-721-5683) Fax (513-345-4489) http://www.pomc.com/phoenix/index.html Toll Free Number (888) 818-7662 Volume 23: No. 7 July 2014 https://www.facebook.com/pages/POMC-Valley-of-the-Sun/ MONTHLY SUPPORT MEETING LOCATIONS EAST VALLEY MEETING Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7 PM Mountain View Lutheran Church 11002 S. 48th Street, Phoenix (1/2 mile West of I-10 at 48th Street & Elliot) Room 8 Facilitator: Claudia Marco (480) 634-1424 Co-facilitator: Mark & Sandy LeGault (480) 242-0038 FAR EAST VALLEY MEETING *Please note this meeting is on Wednesdays NOT fourth Tuesdays WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 7PM Trinity Fellowship Church 50 South McQueen Road, Chandler ( Chandler Blvd & McQueen) Facilitator: Angie Saucedo (480) 209-8465 WEST VALLEY MEETING Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7 PM Antioch Church of God in Christ 9600 West Peoria Avenue (NW Corner of 96th Ave/W Peoria Ave) Facilitator: Beckie Miller (623) 582-2406 Co-facilitator: Kathy Hernandez (623) 707-6825 SOUTHWEST VALLEY MEETING Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7 PM Thompson Funeral Chapel 926 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear (623) 932-1780 (On S Litchfield Rd, N of Yuma/Western) Facilitator: Carolee Holbrook (602) 300-7665 CRIME VICTIMS LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT Free legal aid to help assert victims' rights through Arizona Voice for Crime Victims @ (480) 727-7465, P.O. Box 875920, Tempe, AZ 85287-5920 or contact Mary Wallace at [email protected] ◄◄SPEAKER/INFORMATION►► MEETING (2nd Tuesday of the month) Tuesday, July 8, 2014 7:00 p.m. *** Mountain View Precinct Community Room 2075 East Maryland Phoenix AZ (off AZ 51 at 20th Street between Glendale Avenue and Bethany Home Road and across from Granada Park) *Our meeting this month will feature Steve Valdivia of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office giving us an overview of the Victim Services Division and answering your questions regarding what they provide for crime victims and any questions you have regarding the criminal courts proceedings. NEWSLETTER EDITOR Mail Memorial Page items for “The Journey” by the 10th of the month prior to publication month to: POMC Newsletter 19620 North 38th Ave Glendale AZ 85308-2215 *Please use order form on Page 11 You can also email items to [email protected] Be sure to place any article or picture in an attachment, otherwise it can’t be accessed properly (especially pictures) and may not be used. Also, be sure to put POMC Newsletter in the subject line of the email. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Michelle Hayward July 2008 LeeAndra Vera Ann Rosco July 4, 1995 Kathy Pinkerton July 9, 1997 Dennis Sidak July 1, 1994 Anthony J. Boles July 4, 2002 Jay Anthony Smith July 9, 2006 Torey Deshun Suell July 1, 1995 Ian Stenhouse July 4, 2007 Tobias Camacho July 9, 2011 Tony Haynes July 1, 2001 Brianna Wood July 4, 2007 Dewight Westbrook July 9, 2012 Jerome Harris July 1, 2001 Harold Corum July 5, 1986 Alicia Marie Barfoot July 10, 1993 Chad Cassidy July 1, 2005 Kelcey S. Lewis July 5, 2000 Elena Teresa Adell Lasswell July 10, 2004 Jonathan Duane Gibson July 1, 2013 Natalie Kiehle July 6, 1998 Justin Jackson July 10, 2008 Robert Juan Cruz July 2, 1999 Jerome McGill July 6, 2011 Cheryl Maher July 10, 2011 Anna Maye Baker July 2, 2007 Kevin Shay July 7, 1983 Alecia Putrow July 11, 2001 Christopher Spivey July 2, 2009 Richard S. Romero, Danielle D. Romero & Donna Anthony July 7, 2001 Ame Deal July 12, 2011 Eric Scott Hanson July 3, ? John Curtis Harris July 3, 1989 Jonathan Lee Sutherland July 3, 2010 James Kuykendall July 4, 1989 Ryan Winn July 4, 1995 Stephen Berry July 7, 2004 David Lysle Kiper July 8, 2000 Perjah Deloris Relerford July 8, 2007 Stacy Marie Wasilishin July 9, 1993 2 Alexis Acosta July 13, 2001 Johnny Lorona July 13, 2002 William Henry Braesch, Jr. July 13, 2013 Gary Edwards July 14, 1996 Kathy Acosta July 14, 1999 Continued. . . . . David Esparza July 14, 2005 Marquis Johnson July 14, 2007 Jeffrey Marx July 14, 2009 Greg Lanman July 15, 1989 Cindy Richards July 15, 1999 AnnMarie & Roscoe Merchant July 15, 1999 Lucas Walter July 15, 2000 Gabrielle Rivera July 15, 2001 Zanetta Marie Hopkins July 16, 1980 Jennifer Carter July 16, 1999 Donna Ferguson & Todd Rudiger July 17, 1992 Jason A. Pitts July 17, 1994 John Kidwell July 17, 2007 Sue Higgins July 18, 2001 Christy Buus July 18, 2005 Tabisha Paige Criado & Elijah, Isaac, Andrew, Aurora & Noah July 18, 2011 Matthew Mersch July 18, 2011 Shaniqua Hall July 18, 2012 Renee Cooper July 19, 1996 Son of Joanne Hython July 19, 1998 Eric Jon Shutack July 21, 1997 Jose Saucedo, Jr. July 21, 2002 Laythan Burnett-Bartley July 21, 2005 Stephanie Mason-Brown July 21, 2012 Althea Hayes July 22, 1993 Brandon Bass July 24, 2005 Gabriel Frasquilo Trujillo, Jr. July 24, 2010 Monica Flores July 24, 2010 Robert Jared Marchant July 24, 2011 Michael Joe Medinas July 25, 2009 Michael David Grady July 26, 1992 David Cruz July 26, 2012 Johnnie J. Hudson, Jr. July 27, 2000 Anna Baker July 27, 2007 Matthew Carter July 28, 1990 Shawn Richard Bullock July 22, 1998 Joseph Troogspad July 28, 2011 John W. Eichelberger IV July 22, 2000 Richard Martinez July 29, 2011 Tia Theresa Payne July 22, 2010 Cipriano Garcia, Jr. July 30, 2006 Angel Sandoval July 24, 1993 John “Aaron” Byrd July 31, 2000 Naomi A. Wils July 24, 1998 Crystel Cabral July 31, 1994 Terry Lee Cadman Olinski July 24, 1999 3 Jill Ann McCarthy July 31, 2001 VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER NEWS TRIAL, JUDICIAL & ARREST UPDATES ● The trial for the murder of Darrick Hendrix in June of 2013 is set for July 7, 2014. “Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with each and every family member as they endure this difficult process.” IN LOVING MEMORY GIFT DONATIONS (THANK YOU!) (*All donations are tax deductible: Our chapter exists on the generosity of others, grants and fundraisers) ♥ Debra Harms in very loving memory of her son, Cody Joe Cordova. ♥ Paul Harber in very loving memory of Joshua Harber. ♥ Don & Beckie Miller in very loving memory of their son, Brian Ray Miller. ♥ Carolee Holbrook in very loving memory of her son, Brett Holbrook. CORPORATE & OTHER DONATIONS THANK YOU! UNITED WAY (Please Note: the write in number to designate funds to our chapter through your employee contributions is 0772) You must use this number for designating any funds to go to our chapter. Our chapter name is not listed except by number.) AMERICAN EXPRESS EASY MATCH PROGRAM Donations Made From the following: Norma Yanez Tara Elizabeth Williams in memory of Kirk G. Best Klinger and his mother, Sally Dimmick Best Klinger, who died without resolution. Lindison Y. Webb in honor of Del Edwood Webb Jean Teneriello, in memory of B. Joseph "Joey" Teneriello, II ◄◄◄◄◄SOUTHWEST VALLEY SUPPORT MEETING NOTICE►►►►► We began a support meeting in Goodyear last October for all of our members who live in the Southwest Valley area, i.e., Goodyear, Avondale, Litchfield, etc., so that you could attend a meeting without having to drive clear across the valley. Carolee, our facilitator worked hard to find a place and then that church decided we needed to have insurance in order to continue meeting there, so she went next door to Thompson Funeral Chapel and got us permission to have our meeting there. However, after all of this, no one has been attending this meeting. Ten months is more than adequate time for everyone to take advantage of having this meeting near them. If we do not see attendance pick up in the next two months at the Southwest Valley meeting, we will have no choice but to close it, which breaks our hearts as this was for your benefit. So, if you have been planning to attend and were excited to have a meeting closer to you but life has been getting in the way, we need you to commit now to attending so we can keep this meeting open for you. Help us keep this meeting open for you and other survivors that will come after you. COLD CASE REGISTRY FOR HOMICIDES The Phoenix Police Department now has a Cold Case Registry on line. The link is http://phoenix.gov/police/investigations/coldcase/index.html. The second phase of this website project will eventually include a searchable listing of cold cases with a brief synopsis of each case. Interested persons can then send us information on the case or be routed to Silent Witness should they want to do so. Hopefully, this will generate more tips and leads and move more cases to successful resolution. Many family members just need to know their loved one's case is still open, and hopefully this will give them solace that the case is not forgotten. MAY SPEAKER INFORMATION MEETING Our June meeting featured our chapter's Sibling Coordinator, Amanda Harris. Amanda presented on Sibling Grief. She lost her brother Joshua in August of 1997. She shared with us how siblings feel after the murder of their loved which can include: ●Feeling abandoned, unloved ● Feeling as if dead sibling is put on a pedastal 4 ● Feeling survivor guilt ●Can have discipline problems at home or in school ●Act out and regress ( young child can begin bed wetting again or suck thumb etc.) ●The surviving sibling can try to take the deceased sibling's place ●Parent and child roles are often reversed as the surviving sibling takes care of the grieving parent ●Their family structure has changed. They may be the eldest child now or left without siblings ●They can feel their parent (and often parent does) build an emotional wall between them. This wall is to protect from ever being hurt this badly again but harms surviving siblings. Express your love for them often and remind them you are so happy to have them in your life. Try to be loving with your surviving child or children. Be accepting and truthful regarding your emotional pain and consistent with your parenting while grieving. Keep the lines of communication open with your surviving children. Do not keep information that they request and or need about the investigation and or court proceedings in language appropriate for their age. Remember to seek help from other family members or friends when you need it. Grieving is exhausting and yet your surviving children still need you and stability in their family life, especially after violence. Read books on how children grieve and how to assist your child through their loss. Inform school counselors and teachers of their loss and request their aid as well. *Be patient with yourself. Do the best you can and forgive what you simply cannot do. *Some Books for grieving children are: "The Dragonfly Secret" by Clea & John Adams; Sesame Street's "When Families Grieve"; "After a Loved One Dies - How Children Grieve" by David Schonfield, MD and Marcia Quackenbush; "After a Murder - A Workbook for Grieving Kids" by the Dougy Center; "The Grief Journey of a Child " available for printing on www.ACHILDINGRIEF.com; "The Dragonfly Door" by Barbara L. Gibson. You may also go on POMC's Website for further books to order. ►CHAPTER WINDOW DECALS AND BRACELETS FOR SALE◄ We have for sale custom made, white window decals in a beautiful circular design with our name, chapter website, and logo with a sun surrounding a parent/child. They are $10 and are for the outside of your car window. They will last through weather and car washes or you can even put them on house windows. Also, our Chapter Bracelets are black and red multi-colored with “POMC” and “Always in our Hearts” (our loved ones) on them. These are only $3. To order, just send a note and payment to: 19620 North 38th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85308-2215. The window decals are better than bumper stickers, easier to remove when needed and come with instructions for attaching. They help bring awareness to POMC and let others who need us, know about us. ◄◄◄OLD CELL PHONES NEEDED FOR A GOOD CAUSE►►► Your old cell phones can be put to good use for the Relocation Project, part of Arizona Coalition for Victim Services, in which funds are allotted for Domestic Violence Victims to relocate to a safe place. You can bring your cell phones to any meeting. The phones are turned in for cash to fund the project. MESSAGES FROM MEMBERS AND OTHERS: SIBLING ON LINE SUPPORT Amanda Harris, a member of our chapter, has formed an on line Sibling Support venue. You can reach her at www.unitingsiblings.com or phone her for more information at 623-866-3189. Amanda lost her brother, Joshua, to murder and understands the sibling grief in a way only siblings can. NATIONAL POMC INFORMATION ☺ CINCINNATI OHIO OFFICE☺ 4960 East Ridge Avenue, Ste 2, Cincinnati OH 45209 888-818-7662 Website: www.pomc.org NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014: The 28th National POMC Conference will be held this year in 5 Rochester, Minnesota, August 14 - 17 at the Kahler Grand Hotel. Plan now to attend this wonderful event for survivors of a homicide victim and benefit from the many informative workshops on traumatic grief, navigating the confusing and often frustrating maze of the criminal justice system, and networking with so many other survivors and professionals across the country. The theme is “Rebuilding Shattered Lives, Renewing Hope for Tomorrow”. The cost of the conference is $240.00 (includes meals) and registration information is on the website now. Any chapter interested in planning a fundraiser to help with conference funds, please email Dan at [email protected] National website for registration link is www.pomc.org. FYI: We just received word from the Office of Victims Of Crime that we have been approved for Conference scholarships. The scholarship application will be on the POMC website on Monday, May 19th. This will be the same as last year which is for the hotel only. The scholarship is for $240.00 which is for 3 nights at $80.00 per night (You will be responsible for the remainder of hotel bill). You must be planning on staying for all 3 nights of the conference and it is on a reimbursement basis only. You must be able to pay for the hotel bill at time of departure and send receipts into the National Office before you will be reimbursed a check for $240.00. ●SURVIVORS NEWSLETTER: The National Newsletter is going green and we are currently in the process of getting email addresses and switching over. If you do not have a computer or access to one, you will still receive a hard copy if you notify the National Office. There is a lot of time put in to creating, editing and assembling the Newsletter for distribution thus we will still charge $10 for the subscription. POMC's effort to be more cost effective, generate some income, and going green make it a logical step to take. ● ACTS OF SIMPLE KINDNESS SCHOLARSHIPS: Acts of Simple Kindness, Inc., ("ASK") provides financial assistance for dependent children of widows and widowers under the age of 18. The financial assistance must be used to fund a program or class within the areas of education, sports, music or the arts. Applications that are for purposes other than these four will be discarded. For more information, please go to http://actsofsimplekindness.org/grant-program/ ●DONATIONS AND SUPPORT OF NATIONAL POMC: There are many ways to help with much needed funds for POMC including any items you buy on Amazon.com, as well as if you shop the Kroger Stores. It is very simple and does not cost you anything and yet your purchase allows a percentage from these companies to go directly to National. Please go on-line to www.pomc.org and see how you can sign up for this or contact Bev Warnock - [email protected] ● AUTO DONATIONS: We are encouraging all chapters and contact persons to get involved with POMC Debit Authorization. You can now donate to NATIONAL POMC by setting up an automatic withdrawal from your bank account to National. Contact National for a debit authorization form. This is a fast and easy way to make a donation to National to help us help others. Your donation is withdrawn at the same time of the month each month and no amount is too small. We appreciate your help during these difficult economic times. ●PAROLE BLOCK PROGRAM: To date this program had kept more than 1400 prisoners who committed murders from being released early. Parole Block was begun in 1990 and all members across the United States whose loved one’s killer is up for early release/parole consideration can file a petition with National that is sent nationwide for signatures protesting their release. TOPIC FORUM: POMC has a “Topic Forum” on its web site. It provides a place where survivors all over the U.S. can communicate with each other. It’s a good place to suggest to those who aren’t able to attend monthly grief support meetings to utilize the support. Please let your members know that it is there for additional support so that they can tell their other family members, co-workers and friends who may be in states where we have no POMC chapters. SECOND OPINION SERVICES: A program that provides second opinions on unsolved or complicated cases by a national board comprised solely of experts in the medical, law enforcement and investigative fields. MURDER IS NOT ENTERTAINMENT (MINE) PROGRAM: Through this program, POMC raises public awareness to the insensitivity of murder as entertainment through toys, games, murder mystery weekends, drive by shooting fashions, serial killer trading cards and anything that glamorizes violence. BIG TURN OFF: This is an annual event, each January, in which citizens are asked to turn off their televisions for one evening during prime time hours to protest the violence on television. MURDER WALL: (A traveling tribute honoring the memories of murder victims). A photo album is also available with each plaque. Currently, the cost is $75 to add your loved ones names to the Walnut Plaques that comprise the Murder Wall. You have two pages for the photo album to add information, poetry or pictures. SILENCED VOICES: A program begun in January 2002, which advocates for the vigorous investigation and prosecution of those responsible for the murder of abused children. The first case was that of Brandi Conley. POMC was instrumental in bringing charges against her parents. "Tears have a wisdom all their own. They come when a person has relaxed enough to let go and to work through his (her) sorrow. They are a natural bleeding of an emotional wound, carrying the poison out of the system. Here lies the road to recovery." F. Alexander Magoon 6 "We are here to hand one another along." Walker Percy Whoever said "A picture is worth a thousand words" was underestimating the power of image. Last week I saw a video clip called Get Service. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfeXxbgCVE) that continues to replay in my mind. In the opening scene, a man was backing out of his driveway as a young boy skateboarded across the entrance causing him to slam on his brakes and setting the stage for a bad mood morning. Next he was slowed in traffic and complained about that. As he pulled into the parking lot for a coffee shop, a lady made a quick move and got the parking place he wanted. Of course in keeping with the theme of his testy mood, inside he found a long line of seemingly indecisive customers, moving slowly. One even cut in front of him for an order add on! The coffee shop staff was very friendly and after he ordered told him there would be a short wait due to the busyness. All the while, he continued to fume at the many inconveniences in his life -- all caused by others. As he waited for his custom coffee, a tall man in dark glasses approached him and handed him a glasses case with the words "Get Service" printed on the outside. "Grumpy" opened the case and put on the glasses...whoa! The world he saw through those lenses was quite different, so much so that at first he refused to look...and then he did! For every person he saw, he also saw a few words that described what was really going on in their life...The young man serving coffee: "struggling with addiction"; a man reading the want ads, "just lost job"; a lady with two small kids outside the coffee shop "works two jobs to feed her kids": the woman who beat him into the parking space "grieving death of best friend"; a teen standing on the side of street "ran away from home 3 days ago", and on it went throughout the day. As he was pulling in his driveway, he saw the boy on the skateboard again - "just needs someone to care". How easy it is to see someone doing something other than we want them to do and respond with our impatience, judgment and even anger...without giving them the benefit of doubt. Consider this, what one person is complaining about, another is praying for. I am reminded by a quote that is attributed to many people ranging from Plato to modern novelists. "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle and struggling with something." Most people are masters of disguise making it impossible for us to know the full story of what is happening in their lives. In the meantime, for the sake of humanity and in kindness and compassion to all, imagine they are struggling and doing what they can at the time. May healing prevail. 7 PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER MEMORIAL WALL ORDER FORM (We have a beautiful Chapter Memorial Wall that you can order a nameplate with your loved one's name, age and date of murder. The wall is displayed at chapter and other events during the year, to honor our loved ones and bring awareness to the plight of surviving families of murder victims.) "In Their Loving Memories" MEMORIAL WALL NAME PLATE ORDER FORM LOVED ONE (S) NAME: _____________________________________________ DATE OF DEATH: __________________________________________________ AGE: ______________ * The cost of each nameplate is $10. Please make checks payable to POMC, Valley of the Sun Chapter and mail to 19620 North 38th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85308-2215 or you can fax the order form and or Credit Card Payment to: (623) 582-0917 NAME ON CREDIT CARD: ______________________________ ADDRESS: __________________________________City:______________________ State: ____ _____MasterCard ______VISA _____Discover Card_____ 3 digit security code ________ Credit Card Number: _______________________________ Expiration Date: _______________________ Signature of Credit Card Holder: ___________________________________________________________ 8 The Nature of Grief The pain oozes from my broken heart, running free like sap escaping a wounded tree. The tears my swollen eyes release drain away life's energy. My anger has volcanic force, as it runs its heated course. The what ifs ramble through my mind, if only we could change all time. The pain would stop, the tears dam up, the anger cease to erupt. Alas, it cannot ever be, it has changed my life this destiny. Will I learn to smile again? Teach me how to not cave in. I want to trust and live each day free of this never ending pain. Though loving so deeply has given me new sight, despite the darkness I see. Opened my eyes that I might cope; realize there is always hope. Like a cascading waterfall I let my tears run free, to cleanse, not drain away life's energy. The heat of my anger can also be a healing patch for my wounded tree. I can channel the volcanic flow, make it melt away like snow. The pain will always be a part of me, but I can choose 'how' I see. The force of nature's grief is mild compared to mine of losing a child. Yet the winds of change blowing my way have cleared the clouds to a sunny day. . . November 8, 1994 By: Beckie A. Miller 9 POMC MEMORIAL CARD FORM (these cards are used for chapter events and or presentations) Sample of Front Sample of Back Mail form to: POMC, Valley of the Sun Chapter, 19620 North 38th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85308-2215 Email form to: [email protected] Fax form to: 623-582-0917 Website: www.pomc.com/phoenix Phone Number: 602-254-8818 *Please include a photograph of your loved one if your loved one is not already in the Memorial Video Tribute for the chapter. Mark X if picture is on file: ______ *If you wish photo returned send SASE. CONTACT INFORMATION: NAME: ______________________________________________ ADDRESS: ______________________________CITY______________STATE_____ ZIP _________ PHONE NUMBER:_________________________ Email:____________________________________ SURVIVOR INFORMATION: (ie., parent, siblings) NAME ______________________________ RELATIONSHIP TO LOVED ONE_____________________________ NAME_______________________________RELATIONSHIP TO LOVED ONE_____________________________ NAME_______________________________RELATIONSHIP TO LOVED ONE_____________________________ NAME_______________________________RELATIONSHIP TO LOVED ONE_____________________________ VICTIM/LOVED ONE INFORMATION: NAME:_______________________________________AGE: _____ BIRTHDATE:_______________ DATE OF DEATH:________________ STATE MURDERED IN: _________ CIRCUMSTANCES OF YOUR LOVED ONE'S DEATH: (In 120 words or less please describe your loved one (s) murder and something about their personality as well as case status. Please print or type clearly. Electronic submissions are welcomed) __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Memorial Wall Order Form Please add my loved one’s name to the “Valley of the Sun Memorial Wall in their Memories.” Each Nameplate is $10. Our wall is displayed at many special events across the valley during the year. NAME__________________________________ Age:___________ Murder date: _____________ Picture Board ___ Check here if sending picture for the picture board & Holiday Memorial (no cost). Picture Buttons ___Please make #____picture buttons of my loved one. (Enclose photo) Each button is 3”, and costs $5 each which includes postage and handling. ** Send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope if you want your photo returned. You may also e-mail photo to [email protected] *Make all checks out to POMC *Mail to 19620 North 38th Avenue Glendale AZ 85308-2215 ♥♥♥ THANKS FOR CARING ♥♥♥ To the Mountain View Police Precinct for donating our Speaker meeting room; Antioch Church of God in Christ, Mountain View Lutheran Church, Thompson Funeral Chapel, and Trinity Fellowship for the Support Group meeting rooms; to The Department of Public Safety (VOCA) for the grant for our newsletter & everyone who has donated gifts of their time, talents and energy to our chapter activities. With your help we are able to continue the outreach that is needed by our community. THE VALLEY OF THE SUN BOARD OF DIRECTORS (2014) Beckie Miller, Chapter-Leader .......... (623) 582-2406 Don Miller, Treasurer ....................... (623) 582-2406 Mari Bailey, Co-Leader……………….(602) 405-7401 Amanda Harris, Co-Leader................(623) 866-3189 Kathy Hernandez, Secretary ............ (623) 707-6825 Tim Osolin ....................................... ..(602) 938-4593 Mark LeGault…………………………..(480) 242-0038 Sandy LeGault………………………...(480) 242-0038 Angie Saucedo...................................(480) 209-8465 Claudia Marco....................................(480) 634-1424 Arrow McCullough..............................(602) 588-9834 “The Journey” Journey” Memorial Memorial Order Order Form Form (newsletter) (newsletter) “The Please reserve: □ ¼ page (donation $10) Please reserve: □ ¼ page (suggested donation of $10) □□½½page $20) page(donation (suggested donation of $20) □□Full page (donation Full pg (suggested $40) donation of $40) Month Monthyou youwish wishmemorial memorialtotoappear appearin:__________________ in: ________________ Loved One’s Name________________________________ Loved One’s Name__________________________________ Age _____ Date of Death_______________ Date of Birth ____________ Age _____ YOUR Name_____________________________________ Date of Death_______________ YOUR Phone Number______________________________ YOUR E-MAIL __________________________________ YOUR Name______________________________________ A quarter pageNumber_______________________________ will hold either a picture OR a brief message; a YOUR Phone half page will hold hold a picture short OR poem OR message; message, A quarter page will either and a picture a brief depending on space. 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We do edit for *Return form poem with your material The Journey by the th misspellings and cuss words.theThere is no charge for these 10 of the month preceding issue you wish it to appear in. items either poetry or stories. *A donation for the memorial page can be made by sending ath *Return thisout form with your material for The Journey by the check made to POMC with the memorial information in10 care of the month preceding the issueof: you wish it to appear in. Newsletter Editor, Valley of the Sun POMC *A donation for the memorial be made by sending a 19619 North page 38thcan Avenue check made out to POMC and mailed in care of: Glendale AZ 85308-2215 Newsletter Editor Valley of the Sun POMC 19620 North 38th Avenue Glendale AZ 85308-2215 CONTACT NUMBERS ON LINE SIBLING SUPPORT: Amanda Harris is our chapter's Sibling Coordinator and has on line support for siblings. Her contact info is 623-866-3189 or www.unitingsiblings.com POMC (after hrs V/M).................. ..(602) 254-8818 Chapter E-mail……………………. [email protected] CRISIS LINE/MOBILE CRISIS TEAM Empact Crisis Line ....................... ..(480) 784-1500 OTHER HELP LINES Teen Lifeline.......................................….........(602) 248-8336 GrandCare (Grandparents help line)….........(602) 274-5022 Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project.......(480) 965-5640 Maricopa County Attorney Victim Services...(602) 506-8522 Crime Victim Compensation...........................(602) 506-4955 11 Return Address PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN, INC. VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER 19620 North 38th Avenue Glendale AZ 85308-2215 (602) 254-8818 Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc., is a self-help organization dedicated to the aftermath of murder. The success of its mission depends upon the participation of the families and friends of those lost to murder. POMC number (602) 254-8818 WHY WE ARE HERE: MISSION STATEMENT: “POMC makes the difference through ongoing emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness.” VISION STATEMENT: “To provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.” This project is supported by Grant No. 2012-VA-GX-0022 from the US Department of Justice - Office for Victims of Crime. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US DOJ or the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
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