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Virginia’s Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin introduced on Wednesday that he’s donating his first quarter wage to a bunch that gives assist to first responders coping with post-traumatic stress dysfunction.
Youngkin will donate his first quarter wage, which quantities to $43,750, to the Virginia Regulation Enforcement Help Program which is a corporation that’s web site says is “dedicated to helping law enforcement officers and first responders who have undergone traumatic critical incidents in the line of duty or in their personal lives.”
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Youngkin’s announcement fulfills a marketing campaign pledge to donate his $175,000 gubernatorial wage to charity after a protracted profession in funding banking that noticed him accumulate a reported internet price of $300 million.
“I pledged to serve our Commonwealth without accepting a salary because I want to continue giving back to the Commonwealth and helping Virginians in every way I can,” Youngkin stated in an announcement. “I have chosen to donate my salary to the Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program (VALEAP) because of their important mission to assist law enforcement personnel and first responders who have undergone traumatic critical incidents.”
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Youngkin added, “This reaffirms my ongoing commitment to support our men and women in law enforcement with mental health resources, training, and equipment to ensure that we are serving those that protect our communities across the Commonwealth.”
VALEAP was established in 2008 following the 2007 bloodbath at Virginia Tech College that left 32 folks useless and 17 injured.
“The organization has served more than 500 officers from over 60 Virginia agencies and trained over 150 law enforcement peers to date,” the group’s web site says.