PHILADELPHIA – Ministers from the Virginia community where a Philadelphia businessman was gunned down by a sniper delivered $17,000 in donations to the man's family Wednesday.
Ken Bridges, 53, was slain Oct. 11 while pumping gas in Spotsylvania, Va., just outside of Fredericksburg. The father of six, who co-owned a company that marketed products made by black entrepreneurs, was returning from a business trip.
He was among 10 people killed during the three-week shooting spree in the Washington, D.C., area.
Four ministers from the Fredericksburg area, representing 270 churches that participated in the effort, presented the check to Bridges' family.
"If this allows the people of Fredericksburg to heal as well as the Bridges family to heal, Ken will never be forgotten," said Gary Shepherd, a family friend.