Fundraiser launched as tragedy strikes Richmond firefighter’s family

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Fundraiser launched as tragedy strikes Richmond firefighter's family
Photo courtesy of the Richmond Firefighters Local 188.

By Kathy Chouteau

A fundraiser is being launched following the death of Glenda Perry, the 36-year-old wife of Richmond Fire Engineer Brandon Perry, Sat. July 16 due to breast cancer, according to posts on the Richmond Fire Department and Richmond Firefighters Local 188’s Facebook pages.

The Fund the First fundraiser has been established to help support the education of the Perry family’s two young children: Nico, age five and Cici, age two and a half. The verified fundraising platform serves first responders, military, medical professionals and teachers and confirms the beneficiary receives the funds as intended, per Richmond Firefighters Local 188’s post.

The labor union added that Glenda waged a “hard-fought battle with cancer” and that she was “an amazing individual who always knew how to light up the room and leave you with a smile. Now her young family must navigate the future with her in their thoughts…” Richmond Firefighters Local 188 went on to encourage anyone with the ability to donate to “assist the Perry family through this unspeakable time.”

“Glenda, you will be forever missed, but never forgotten,” they posted.

The Richmond Fire Department shared its own tribute to Glenda while asking the community to “keep the entire family in your thoughts and prayers.”

The Department added, “It never makes sense when someone so young is taken from us. She never gave up her battle—never—was determined to beat it—and everyone was so impressed with her strength and guts. Her brave battle is over. May she rest in peace.”

To assist the Perry family during this difficult time and to help support the education of their young children, community member can donate to the “Perry Family Memorial Fund in Memory of Glenda Perry” by clicking here.