WAYNESBORO – Viewers of the WVEC.com Eagle Cam are helping raise money for the Wildlife Center of Virginia, now home to three eaglets from Norfolk Botanical Garden.
The center finished fourth in the first round of the national Chase Community Giving Contest and will receive $25,000.
“We're awaiting the official confirmation from Chase, which we're expecting later today. We're honored and grateful for the outpouring of support that has made this possible,” center spokesman Randy Huwa told WVEC.com.
Norfolk Botanical Garden, where the three eaglets had lived until their mother was killed by a landing plane, also qualified to get $25,000.
First-round voting ended Wednesday and the chat room on WVEC.com's Eagle page was filled with comments of support for the facilities and encouraging everyone to vote in the next round.
The eaglets have been at the Waynesboro center for a week now and are doing well.
You can vote on Chase’s Facebook page after May 19 to get them to round two. There will be 25 winners of more grants and the top vote-getter will receive $500,000.00.