By Bay City News Service
Donations of new clothing, shoes, books and toys, or cash, to help
three children rescued from squalid and abusive conditions in Monterey County are being accepted by the
Monterey County Association of Families Caring for Children.
Authorities removed a girl and two boys from a home on Russell
Road near Salinas earlier this month.
The children were abused and starving, and the girl had been
chained to the floor, according to
Monterey County sheriff's officials.
Police arrested the home's residents, Eraca Craig, 31, and
Christian Deanda, 44, on child abuse charges, sheriff's officials said.
According to news reports, the children are an 8-year-old girl and two boys, ages 5 and 3.
People who want to help the county's foster children can send
financial donations to MCAFCC, P.O. Box 2283, Salinas, CA, 93902.
should be made out to MCAFCC.
Donors can earmark their donations to be used for the Russell Road
victims by writing a note on the check.
Interested donors should call (831) 770-7039.