By Lt. Sarah L. Watson, PIO/Administrative Assistant
California Rehabilitation Center

The California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) donated 500 cellular phones to Outreach Nation of Rancho Cucamonga, a nonprofit organization that provides services to victims of domestic violence.

“These cellular phones will assist us in serving over 500 families per month,” said Program Director Khalida Khanum. CRC’s Investigative Services Unit confiscates more than a thousand cell phones a year from inmates.

CRC is proud to be part of this humanitarian effort.

“The women we are helping with this simple gesture may have been victims of an inmate,” said Warden Cynthia Tampkins, “and it is a great honor to assist them in gaining some semblance of normalcy in their lives.”

In another charitable move, CRC teamed up with Jersey Mike’s, a local sandwich shop. The shop was donating 100 percent of its profits on March 26, and CRC’s on-duty staff ordered meals that accounted for more than $400 in profits.

The total proceeds – more than $3,200 – went to Steven’s Hope for Children Charity.

The organization assists families facing the difficult task of caring for a seriously ill child. Loma Linda Children’s Hospital was the local recipient of the event.

CRC cell phone donation

From left, Khalida Khanum, Program Director for Outreach Nation; Investigative Services Unit Lt. Brian Davis; andh Warden Cynthia Y. Tampkins.