The American Red Cross received a donation of $104,670 from the Daniel and Barbara Chapman Trust (the "Chapman Trust") to provide humanitarian relief after the numerous hurricanes and wildfires in 2017. With the support of Burke & Herbert Bank, which is the trustee of the the Chapman Trust, and Williams Mullen, a beneficiary selection panel selected the Red Cross for its significant improvement to the lives of thousands of Americans during a period of devastating natural disasters.
"Our thoughts continue to be with those affected by this series of disasters," said James Phillip Head, Lawyer with Williams Mullen. "The number of communities experiencing devastation continues to rise, as does the need for relief. We are proud to represent the Chapman Trust to support the American Red Cross' efforts."
The Chapman Trust was established by Daniel T. Chapman, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, as a legacy to recognize and honor the efforts and achievements of individuals and organizations that have made the most significant contributions to American society. Colonel Chapman dutifully served America, often during times of great peril, both on foreign lands and U.S. soil: at Fort Shafter, Hawaii during the Japanese attach on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; at Hill 266 in west-central Korea during the Battle of Old Baldy; during the Battle of Pork Chop Hill in the spring and summer of 1953; and in the jungles of Vietnam.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.