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Chick-fil-A Fundraiser to Benefit Local Police Officer

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The Virginia State Police and other local law enforcement agencies will host a fundraiser for Officer Patrick Perkins tonight.

Officer Perkins was one of many displaced by flood waters on July 10th.

That evening, Perkins left his flooded home and went into work to help others.

Since July, Perkins had been living in a camper.

The family was finally able to move into the top floor of their home earlier this week.

They still cannot go into the basement because they are scared of getting sick from the mold.

Perkins says the past few months have been very trying and he's had to spend his life savings to salvage what he could and make repairs.

Sergeant John Stephens has been working with the community to coordinate fundraising events for Officer Perkins.

He says the support from the community has been overwhelming. "A lot of the time I think people forget that police officers are part of the community as far as many of us live in the communities that we serve. So to see that many people come out and support an officer and not just view it as a profession, as actually a member of the community, it's been great," says Stephens.

The fundraiser runs from 4-8pm.

10% of proceeds made at the Chick-Fil-A restaurants located on Valley View Boulevard and Southern Hills Drive will be donated to the Patrick Perkins Relief Fund.

To take part in the fundraiser, bring the flyer or show the clerk the flyer on your cell phone.