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Aug. 15, 2017, Norfolk, Va. – Donations from Virginia Natural Gas and other local businesses, organizations
and individuals will help 33 residents still displaced by the devastating 4-alarm fire at Chesapeake
Crossing Apartments July 15, 2017.

“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’s lead gift is part of the $16,000 in donations 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.

“It’s heartwarming to see local businesses join the local individuals who have come to the aid of our
neighbors in crisis ” says Carol McCormack, president, and CEO of United Way of South Hampton Roads.
“Every one of these caring donations is important, and we thank you all.”

Donations are still being processed and those donors will be recognized when known. But to date, donors
to the Chesapeake Fire Victims Fund (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Bakers Crust
  • Bethany Baptist Church
  • Chesapeake Rotary Club
  • Dragas Management
  • Great Bridge Methodist Church (Kay Reel Circle)
  • Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Chesapeake Women’s Division
  • Indian River Baptist Church
  • JCPenney #2370-5 (Chesapeake Square Mall)
  • Macedonia AME Church
  • Thalia United Methodist Church
  • Virginia Natural Gas
  • Women of the Moose- Portsmouth Chapter
  • 93 individuals
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