Monday, May 27th, 2019

G Gathering Wounded Wear of Chesapeake receives donation and on-site help

Wounded Wear of Chesapeake receives donation and on-site help



The Dominion Foundation recently donated $25,000 to Wounded Wear of Chesapeake and did several volunteer projects to support the non-profit organization.  It was founded by Jason Redman, a combat-wounded veteran.  His injuries made it impossible for him to wear normal clothing, so Redman would rip or cut T-shirts and sweatshirts to fit over the device.  That motivated him to form the Wounded Wear organization, which is rapidly growing in popularity for its donations of special clothing kits to support, encourage and uplift his comrades who are scarred so others can live free.

About a dozen Dominion volunteers built a new and improved handicap accessible ramp, installed a flagpole with shrubs and lighting, painted, did power washing and landscaping at the organization's headquarters at 4200 Indian River Road. Chesapeake City Councilman Cliff Hayes, Diana Williams from Congressman Randy Forbes' office, and Julie Gifford from Governor Bob McDonnell's office were also on hand.


DVP Customer Energy Advisor Joann Lewis, and DVP Construction Manager Gary Wallace.

From left: Dominion Virginia Power (DVP) Lineman Chris Davis; DVP Customer Energy Advisor Joann Lewis; DVP Machine Operator Chris Butts; and DVP Groundman Thomas Larkin.

From left: Chesapeake City Councilman Cliff Hayes; Wounded Wear Founder Jason Redmon; Dominion Virginia Power's Director of Customer Solutions, Brett Crable; Regional Military Liaison to the Governor's Office Julie Gifford; Community Outreach Coordinator for Congressman Randy Forbes Diana Williams; and Mike Day, Retired E8 Senior Chief Navy SEAL, Wounded Wear client, wounded in Iraq (shot 27 times and hit by a grenade).

From left: DVP Construction Manager Gary Wallace; Dominion Virginia Power's Director of Customer Solutions Brett Crable; Wounded Wear Founder Jason Redmon; Mike Ruggerio, Army; Dwayne Garrison, Army; Ken Norris, Army; Josh Bailey; LCpl Joe McGuirk, Marine; Cpl Ben Haley, Marine; LCpl Chris Alban, Marine; and Cpl Chuck Martin, Marine.