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Adam Ward

Adam Ward (WDBJ7 photo)

The family of slain photojournalist Adam Ward is thanking the Salem community for contributing more than $40,000 to the Salem Educational Foundation and Alumni Association in Adam’s honor. The money will fund a scholarship in his name.

Statement from the Ward Family: Please know how much we appreciate your support. The last several weeks have been very difficult, but we are so grateful for your help in finding an appropriate way to honor Adam. The prayers, respect and expression of love we have received from people around the world, many of whom we will never meet, have been incredibly humbling. We are overwhelmed by the generosity so many of you have displayed in honoring Adam’s memory through the Salem Educational Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarship that was established in his name. We are incredibly thankful for the kindness the community has shown.