WAVY and WVBT, Nexstar’s NBC and Fox affiliates in Portsmouth, Va., started a relief fund to benefit the victims and families of those killed and wounded in the attack. “10 On Your Side’s mission, at the core, is to be there for our community and viewers,” said Carol Ward, WAVY’s general manager.
On Friday, 12 people were gunned down in a shooting rampage at their workplace in Virginia Beach. The shooter fired randomly and was eventually killed by police.
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On Saturday, WAVY and WVBT, Nexstar’s NBC and Fox affiliates in Portsmouth, Va., which serves Virginia Beach, partnered with Max Media’s WVBW-FM 92.9 The WAVE, United Way of South Hampton Roads and TowneBank to create and promote a relief fund to benefit the victims and families of those killed and wounded in the attack.
All of all the funds raised will go directly to the victims affected.
“10 On Your Side’s mission, at the core, is to be there for our community and viewers,” said Carol Ward, WAVY’s general manager.
“By embracing this partnership with Max Media, TowneBank and United Way of South Hampton Roads, we know we can truly help our community grow stronger in unity and heal.”
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“Our hearts are broken,” said Carol McCormack, the United Way of South Hampton Roads president.
“These are our friends and our neighbors. We are honored that the City of Virginia Beach entrusted us with the development of this fund to assist the victims. The city is a long-time partner and giving back is deep within their culture, so it’s our responsibility now to come together as a community to support them. And we thank TowneBank for stepping up to lead the way.”
TowneBank will donate $500,000 to the fund. The money will be given directly to United Way of South Hampton Roads.
Anyone who would like to make a donation to the fund can do so by texting VABEACH to 41444 or by visiting www.unitedwayshr.org/vabeach.
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