Team Salas Joined by local Girls Scouts and Community to paint Shafter Senior Center
Rudy Salas called on Shafter community to help make a difference
SHAFTER – Rudy Salas and his team organized a neighborhood event where community members and the local Girl Scouts of America troop came together to make a difference at the W.C. Walker Senior Center.
Volunteers along with the Salas team provided a fresh coat of paint to transform the senior recreation center.
AVENAL – Team Salas organized a neighborhood event where volunteers gathered to make a difference for their community.
Salas teamed up with the Avenal Police Department, the Avenal Police Activities League (PAL), and local professional boxing hero, Jose Ramirez, to bring the community together to paint the Avenal Boxing Club building.
LEMOORE –Rudy Salas for Assembly organized another house painting event for Vietnam Veteran and longtime Lemoore resident. Laurence ‘Duke’ Doucette is a Vietnam Veteran who lives in Lemoore with his wife, Margo. Duke. He served our country as a Marine for 22 years. The Rudy Salas Campaign for 32nd Assembly District worked with Duke and Margo’s friends and neighbors to make a difference by painting the exterior of their home. This was the third house painting project the Salas camp has done as part of its ‘With Our Hands’ community service campaign. The first was in Kern County, and the second was the home of a disabled WWII veteran in Hanford. “My campaign is about service and showing that if we work together, we can all make a positive impact in our communities,” Salas said. “This project is just a small way to show that we honor and value the sacrifices our men and women in uniform make on a daily basis.”
HANFORD - The Rudy Salas for Assembly campaign joined with dozens of volunteers to paint the home of a World War II veteran James Smith. Volunteers gathered at the home of James and Thelma in Hanford early on a Saturday morning and by the end of the day, the Smiths' home was transformed. James Smith, a 91-year-old former pastor and World War II veteran had a stroke which left him in a wheelchair several years ago, making it difficult for James and Thelma to keep up with maintenance around their home. This is when the Rudy Salas campaign pitched in. The Rudy Salas Campaign for 32nd Assembly District worked with James and Thelma's neighbors to make a difference in the life of one veteran and honors all those who have served their country. This was the second house painting project the Salas campaign has done. The first was in Kern County. "That day, we were not only able to make a difference in our community, but we were also able to pay tribute to our service men and women," Salas said. "My campaign is about service and showing that if we work together, we can all make a positive impact in our communities."
DELANO – Team Salas organized dozens of volunteers in Delano on another Saturday to come to the aid of one of their neighbors. Volunteers gathered early on Saturday morning at the home of Frances Martinez, a recently widowed grandmother raising five children. By the end of the day, the Martinez home was transformed with a fresh coat of paint and a lot of love from the community. “This shows the power of a community coming together to make a difference,” said Salas. “We rolled up our sleeves, and in one day, helped improve the lives of this family. People can do amazing things when they work together.” Frances Martinez of Delano is a grandmother who is raising five young children on her own. With the passing of her husband her income is now half and her health benefits were eliminated. She now relies solely on the support of her family, friends, and her church, our lady of Guadalupe in Delano. Most of the paint was donated by Delano’s San Joaquin Paint and Glass, and all supplies and extra paint were purchased locally in Delano.
The Rudy Salas for Assembly campaign continues to organize and participate with volunteers through neighborhood graffiti and trash cleanups. The Salas campaign also sponsors and participates in local highway cleanups.