Norfolk Southern donates $40,000 to support response to mass shooting

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NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk Southern Foundation announced Monday that it would donate $40,000 to support emergency response efforts of the American Red Cross and local first responders after last week’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach, Va.

Twelve people were killed in the Friday shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal building.

The foundation, charitable arm of the railroad, will donate $10,000 to the Red Cross and $10,000 each to the police, fire, and emergency medical services of the city. The foundation will also match employee donations to the Red Cross.

“The Norfolk Southern family today grieves with the rest of the community after this terrible, senseless tragedy, and we send our thoughts and condolences to all those affected," James A. Squires, NS chairman, president and CEO, said in a statement. “As members of the Hampton Roads community, we are moved to show solidarity with, and support for, the American Red Cross and the Virginia Beach police, fire, and EMS. Their bravery is credited with preventing additional loss of lives, and their professionalism and compassion have been a comfort to all of us in the wake of this tragedy.”

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