Charlottesville Businesses Fundraising for Heather Heyer Foundation
A handful of businesses in downtown Charlottesville are planning fundraisers to benefit the Heather Heyer Foundation.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A handful of businesses in downtown Charlottesville are planning fundraisers to benefit the Heather Heyer Foundation.
Some of the participating shops are donating a percentage of profits to the organization. Others, like Hedge Fine Blooms, are giving out hundreds of free flowers this weekend.
“I feel like it's really really important to spread good feelings for Charlottesville and for the people who will be down here participating in any positive memorials either for Heather Heyer, or for the two police officers that were also killed,” said Karen Walker, Hedge Fine Blooms.
Hedge will be handing out purple flowers in honor of Heyer.
Heyer, Virginia State Police Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, and Virginia State Police Aviation Unit Commander Lt. Jay Cullen all died on August 12, 2017.
James Alex Fields Jr. is charged in connection with Heyer’s death, as well as injuring dozens of people.
Bates and Cullen had been providing helicopter support for Virginia State Police during the Unite the Right rally. They later crashed along Old Farm Road Albemarle County.
Hedge Fine Blooms is usually closed on Sundays, however they plan to be open as a safe space Sunday, August 12, on the one-year anniversary.