Correctional Officer J.Ramos Family Fund

Our names are Nicole Diele and Jamiela Machado, we are writing you this letter as our hearts are immensely heavy for a very dear friend of ours, Stacey Avila-Ramos who has suddenly lost her husband. Correctional Officer Joel Ramos was involved in a fatal solo car accident on Saturday July 19th 2014 at approximately 7:15am as he was on his way home from work after finishing his shift as a correctional officer at Pelican Bay State Prison.  Joel and Stacey Ramos are Merced/Atwater area natives who had in recent years relocated to Northern California as Joel pursued his career as a Correctional Officer. Joel leaves behind his wife Stacey and their 3 young children Joel Jr. 8, Natalie 6, and baby Alexis 8 months. As one can imagine this is an extremely difficult time as a loved one and sole provider for a family has been lost. Joel worked hard to provide for his family which allowed Stacey to remain at home with their children. We are reaching out to local businesses in hopes that writing this letter will fall into the hands of the correct person who may be able to donate something to help this family during this trying time whether it is food, money, or clothing anything at all would be appreciated. We are organizing an auction fundraiser in hopes of donations with all of the proceeds going directly to the family for any expenses that will arise in recent days, weeks, and months as this family tries to transition without their loved one and sole provider. Please contact us at [email redacted] or (209) [phone redacted] if you or someone you know would be interested in donating or would like more information.

Thank you and God bless,
Nicole Diele and Jamiela Machado
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Jamiela Machado 
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