Waad Murad Advocacy Fund
The Waad Murad Memorial Advocacy fund supplies a minimum of $10,000 reward money for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the assailant(s) of violent crimes committed against business people in their workplace. In the event of a violent crime, the group mobilizes immediately to publicize the reward and details of the crime, keeping the event fresh in the news and helping to generate leads for the police to pursue.
The Advocacy Fund is named in memory of Waad Murad, a founding member of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce. Murad was murdered at his business, Metro Car Company, in Detroit on March 17, 2005. In Metro Detroit, more than 100 Chaldean Americans have been killed at their place of business.
Since the fund’s inception, the Chaldean Community Foundation has posted more than $60,000 in reward money, which helped solve three fatal robberies and bring the perpetrators to justice.