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For Immediate Release

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November 22, 2010 DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2344
U.S. Marshals Help Needy Children

Las Cruces, NM – Jardin de los Ninos a community outreach program in the Las Cruces area that focuses on homeless and near-homeless children and their families was supported by the United States Marshals Service. Over the past two weeks, United States Marshals Service employees assigned to the Las Cruces office collected gifts for Jardin de los Ninos. Deputy Marshals ensured that at least fifty children from the Las Cruces area will be able to open up Christmas gifts.

Deputy Marshal Yvette Soto felt strongly about this program and took up the cause in coordinating this event for the Marshals Service. The collection of gifts and the donations made were presented to Jardin de los Ninos last week. The program was a huge success for the Deputy Marshals, administrative employees and the Court Security Officers as they all joined in to make the holiday special for over 50 children. “Thanks to the generosity of our many U.S. Marshals Service employees the goal to provide gifts exceeded the original number. Deputy Soto had to request additional names for children from Jardin de los Ninos because so many employees made donations” said United States Marshal Conrad Candelaria.

Gifts for children

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