This technically isn’t from the Tri-City area, but it’s just up the freeway and for a worthy cause. I’ve had several conversations with the victim’s mother, and it’s almost impossible to convey the level of pain she and her family are going through.
The family of a 29-year-old Hayward man slain a year ago in Castro Valley has scheduled a fundraiser to pay for his tombstone and to create a reward fund to help find his killer.
The event — a carwash featuring hot food and baked goods — will be held May 18 for the family of Jordan Vigil, the father of two children.
The fundraiser is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the parking lot of the Kmart at 26231 Mission Blvd. in Hayward. A food stand will sell hot dogs, sausages and hot links, said Marilyn Vigil, the victim’s mother. Each carwash will cost $5, but donations of greater amounts will be accepted, she said.
All proceeds will go toward a fund paying to engrave Jordan Vigil’s headstone at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, which is across the street from the store. The event will conclude with a ceremonial balloon release.
Family members said they will continue to hold events, with the goal of raising at least $10,000 for a reward fund. Authorities have been looking for Vigil’s killer since May 14, 2012, when his body was found in a home in the 4300 block of Omega Avenue.
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