VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Haynes Furniture is encouraging people to make a donation to the United Way’s Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund. Anyone who visits one of the four Haynes locations and donates to the fund will receive a free special t-shirt to show support for the victims’ families.

“It’s a core part of our mission to support and give back to our community.” said E.J. Strelitz, CEO of Haynes Furniture. “More importantly, Virginia Beach is our family’s home and company’s headquarters. It’s where hundreds of our employees and their families live, as well.”

The blue t-shirts have the symbol of a heart and the words “Love for VB” and the front. On the back of the shirt, it reads “VB Strong.” A company spokesperson said the shirts will be available at the showrooms by Tuesday night.

Visit Haynes at the following locations:

  • Virginia Beach – 5324 Virginia Beach Blvd.
  • Newport News – 12620 Jefferson Ave.
  • Richmond – 6550 Hull Street Rd.
  • Richmond – 9515 West Broad St.

100% of the proceeds raised for the Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund will go to the victims. You can also contribute to the fund by texting VABEACH to 41444 or online, at this link.