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If you are not already a paid CFBRAA member I want to encourage you to become one.
Our association is doing good things and helping out many with special needs and scholarships.
We aren't doing as much as we would like to do and not as much as one would expect, especially if you or someone you are close to are in need of financial help.
We are limited by the funds we have available, so what we can do is modest compared to the needs.

Here is what we were able to accomplish this year with less than 300 paid members:
1. Helped 15 families in crisis situations, providing medical help, housing, utilities, clothing, etc. You provided nearly $11K in crisis support to families.
2. Helped 9 alumni families send their children to college, providing $6K in scholarship assistance.
3. Helped scores of new alumni with transportation, providing $4K for vehicle maintenance and fuel for the Alumni Support Center.
4. Provided $500 to the residents of the Alumni Support Center to help with Christmas presents for their families.
5. Provided $500 to the homes at BR as awards for the Christmas Contest winners.

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To Memorialize Our Family. Post here to report the passing of anyone in our family and memories of their life.

Alvin Jones

Postby Tom Weissinger » Fri May 23, 2014 7:26 pm

It is with great sadness that I tell you of the passing of my friend Alvin "Choo Choo" Jones. He had been battling a blood disease since early this year. Today at 8:30 a.m. he passed on. I had just gotten his phone number back after losing it and was looking forward to talking to him on the phone. When I called, his daughter answered and informed me he died this morning. It was not long ago Alvin and I reconnected. I had last seen him in 1964 and we just got together in 2012. I called him each time I was in and out of the hospital last year and then had some glitch happened to my phone and his number was gone. I was able to find some of the other numbers through other venues, but could not find Alvin's. Yesterday I found a way to restore it and knew I had to contact him. Today I called and he was gone already.

Alvin has salvation and I will see him again.

If anyone has the information of when he arrived at the ranch and when he left and his birthday, please post them. I sorta know them, but am not sure of exact dates.
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Re: Alvin Jones

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Sat May 24, 2014 8:55 am

Sad news. RIP, Alvin.
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