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Donations Help Chesapeake Fire Victims Still In Need

Local businesses, organizations and individuals are making donations to help residents displaced by the devastating 4-alarm fire at Chesapeake Crossing Apartments July 15, 2017. Some of the senior residents affected by the disaster still need help securing longer term housing solutions.

“Nothing is more important to us than supporting the communities where we live and serve,” says Jim Kibler, president of Virginia Natural Gas. “It is our hope that this donation will help the families affected by this tragedy.”

VNG donated $5,000 to the special Chesapeake Fire Victims fund, set up by United Way of South Hampton Roads. United Way is working with the City of Chesapeake as a trusted partner to determine the best use of the funds donated by businesses, organizations, and individuals. To date, more than $16,000 has been raised.

Donations are still needed, and are still being accepted: go to and click on the Donate button. When the donation form appears, scroll down, click on the box “Apply this gift to a specific program or cause” and choose the drop-down designation “Chesapeake Fire Victims.”

Alternatively, donors can mail (or hand deliver) a check payable to Chesapeake Fire Victims Fund to United Way of South Hampton Roads, Attn: Chesapeake Fire Victims Fund, 2515 Walmer Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513.

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