For the eleventh consecutive year, hundreds of L.A. County employees volunteered their time to honor the life and accomplishments of a true American hero: United Farm Workers co-founder César Chávez. This year, members of Sup. Gloria Molina’s staff paid tribute to Chávez by partnering with the Volunteers of East Los Angeles (VELA) to help repair a charming home in East L.A.’s Whiteside region. Elsewhere, field deputies with the supervisor’s office joined with staff from the county’s Probation Dept. to host a César Chávez artwork and essay contest for minors incarcerated in three L.A. County juvenile detention facilities: Camp Afflerbaugh, Camp Paige, and Camp Rockey. The event marked the grand finale in a week-long memorial celebration honoring one of America’s greatest civil rights activists.