CMF matches funds for non-profit group named in honor of employee’s slain son

CMF staff line up to support the G-Rod Foundation. With CMF’s matching donation from a recent food sale, the group raised $6,000 to help youth in the community.

By Lt. Megan Cherinka, AA/PIO
California Medical Facility

Created by the Warren family following the 2005 shooting death of 20-year-old Gerard Michael Warren, the G-Rod Foundation seeks to provide scholarships and school supplies to those in need in the community. A recent annual fundraiser at California Medical Facility (CMF) found staff lining up to help.

Michael Warren, Gerard’s father, works at CMF. Those responsible for the shooting have never been apprehended.

Staff chowed down on plates of fried fish or chicken with all of the fixings, bread, potato salad, green beans and cake.  Tickets were pre-sold for $15 each with the proceeds going toward the organization. In just a few hours, the G-Rod foundation raised $3,000 for the surrounding community.

CMF is matching the $3,000 to the foundation from a recent food sale, bringing the total raised to $6,000.

The Warren family and friends cooked fish and chicken, as well as side dishes, for the fundraiser.


1 Response

  1. J. Carrillo Thursday, June 15, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    God bless the Warren family for having the courage and strength of character to not only to endure that tragedy, but to turn it into a way to help others in the community instead of allowing it to fill their hearts with bitterness. That level of commitment to honoring Gerard’s memory speaks volumes about the nature of their family.

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