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Offers of support pour in for Richmond security guard injured in attack


Offers of support are pouring in for the 66-year-old security guard who was brutally attacked over the weekend. The assault left Jack Newsom unconscious at the RVa Street Art Festival site.

One family reached out to NBC12 with a generous donation for Newsom after they saw his story Monday night. Even the family's young children helped joined in on the act of kindness to help pay some of Newsom's mounting medical bills.

"I just felt like I needed to do something because no one should have gone through what happened to you," 15-year-old Hannah Harris said to Jack Newsom as she gave him her family's "rainy day" fund.

Through tears Newsom said, "It feels good that somebody cares."

Newsom was attacked Saturday night while patrolling the old GRTC bus depot, where he's employed as a security guard. The depot was recently transformed for the RVa Street Art Festival.

Artists and organizers have rallied behind Newsom and so have other members of the community, including Hannah who lives with her family in King William County.

Newsom is on a fixed income and says the money will go toward paying his medical bills and making up the time he's taking off work to recover.

Hannah's family is also on a tight budget but she says, helping out others is a family rule. "People should do stuff like this and it shouldn't be something known as different," she said.

According to Richmond investigators, they're looking for surveillance video to identify the suspects who attacked Newsom because he doesn't have any memory of the assault.

The folks behind the RVa Street Art Festival have set up a fundraiser for Newsom. You can find that fundraiser here:

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