Fillmore and Piru Communities Respond In a Big Way
By Dick Diaz — Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
About six weeks ago I wrote an article about a young United States Marine and 2010 Fillmore High School Graduate, Corporal Jose A. Patino, who is now serving in Afghanistan. Corporal Patino contacted me regarding helping him obtain a Military Banner with his name to be displayed in his “Home Town” of Fillmore. Since the fund to help obtain the Banners was nearly depleted and Corporal Patino was in need of a full grant to purchase the Banner a call went out for assistance! I am happy to report that you, the Fillmore and Piru Communities, responded in a big way and to date $2,250 has been contributed!
If that amount of contribution isn't enough, each of those contributing have indicated that the monies they contributed, after purchasing Corporal Patino's Banner, should remain in the account to help purchase other Banners for currently serving members requesting a Banner! Those who contributed are: Steven and Sandra Butts, Adon and Delores Chavez (given in memory of their son Adrian), Jean and Harold Council, Victor and Patricia Westerberg, Debra Niederkorn, Dennis Beeghley and Fillmore Piru Citrus (Brian Edmonds, President).
Thank you to all of them for their contribution towards Corporal Patino's Banner and their generosity to allow the monies to remain in the account to help in the purchase of other Banners for Fillmore's and Piru's brave men and women currently serving. Your support of our own American Heroes is greatly appreciated! Soon Corporal Patino's and three others will have their Banners proudly displayed!