FAIRFIELD — Outside of Safeway in Green Valley, customers showed an outpouring of support for the Faith, Love and Care Club of Green Valley Middle school.
Two seventh-grade girls and their teachers handed out yellow fliers to passersby. While some customers passed the girls quickly, several stopped and listened when they heard what their cause was.
The Faith, Love and Care Club is an extracurricular club that encourages compassion and community outreach. This week, its members are raising money and gift cards for their fellow student and her family, the Youngstroms.
California Highway Patrol Officer Kenyon Youngstrom of Cordelia died last week after being shot during a traffic stop on Interstate 680 in Contra Costa County. His funeral was Thursday in Vacaville.
Club members raised money for the family earlier Friday through a bake sale and potluck meal at the school.
Faculty adviser Tamara Moore said it’s important to support the community and fellow students, especially in times of need.
Students took shifts outside Friday evening Safeway.
Sierra Warner and Brianna Stevens, both seventh-graders, stood outside at sunset as customers poured in during the dinner hour.
“It’s going great,” Stevens said.
This was the first time the club has collected gift cards. Moore said gift cards, along with cash, would be helpful to the Youngstrom family down the road. All gift cards and donations will be put together in one large gift basket to be given to the family next week.
“Every penny, dime . . . gift card goes straight to the family,” Moore said.
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