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Franklin church hosts Community Day to honor man killed after explosion, support residents impacted by incident

Franklin Community Day (May 28)
Posted at 10:29 PM, May 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-28 22:29:12-04

FRANKLIN, Va. - A church in Franklin hosted a Community Day to honor the man killed after a home explosion last month, as well as other residents who have been impacted by the incident.

On April 15, a propane explosion left people living at the Berkley Court Apartments without hot water. This issue continues today, with many residents now living in hotels.

Faith Works Fellowship Cathedral hosted Saturday’s event, hoping to address everyone's emotional and spiritual needs during this time.

Shortly after the incident, the Franklin City NAACP started a fundraiser, which will provide support for the victims' immediate and long-term needs.

"As a community, we have the ability to make a difference in the lives of those in need. While no amount of money can erase this tragic event, The Franklin NAACP hopes to lessen the burden of the victims in some way," the group said.

If you'd like to donate, you can do so by CashApp at $FRANKLINCITYNAACP or by mailing donations to:

Franklin NAACP #7068
P.O. Box 812
Franklin, VA 23852

The Virginia Legal Aid Society also expressed interest in getting involved and possibly providing relief. Anyone who needs assistance can reach the Suffolk office by phone at 757-539-3441 ext. 801.