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Anvil Mountain inmate volunteers bake bread for Savoonga

The Rotary Club of Nome teamed up with the Native Cultural Awareness Group (NCAG), an inmate organization at Anvil Mountain Correctional Center, to bake and deliver 120 loafs of fresh homemade bread to Savoogna during the Saint Lawrence Island community’s devastating power outage that struck the village in late December. While the Rotary Club contributed the cost of the raw ingredients and help with delivery logistics, the inmate club contributed three volunteer inmate bakers who diligently worked the entire night to produce the bread. A local air-carrier flew all the bread out to the village the following morning while the power was still out – free of charge. The bread played an essential role in ensuring everyone had enough food to eat and the reports received back from the Mayor of Savoonga signified that the delicious fresh bread helped raise spirits, in a big way. Correctional Officer II Sine’ Holly of AMCC spearheaded this project and played a critical role in its overwhelming success.