Virginia Governor Donates Salary to Law Enforcement Non-Profit

Glenn Youngkin honored his campaign pledge by donating his first-quarter salary to the Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program. His total donation was $43, 750. His campaign pledge was to eventually donate the full $175,000 salary. Youngkin has a reported net worth of over $300 million after working for years in investment banking. 

The Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program is a non-profit organization whose goal is to assist first responders and police officers who’ve undergone traumatic events in their personal life or in the line of duty. Their website states:

“Established in 2008, in the wake of the mass shooting at Virginia Tech, the organization has served more than 500 officers from over 60 Virginia agencies and trained over 150 law enforcement peers to date. The program implements proven methods of peer support and mental health services to provide psychological and emotional healing to all participants.”

Youngkin said about his promise, “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.”

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