GBC’s Fry urges downtown businesses to demand solutions to crime: ‘We need to feel safe in our city’


Lisa Rusyniak says some of her employees at Goodwill Industries fear coming to work.

Employees and volunteers recently experienced or witnessed six incidents near the nonprofit's downtown headquarters on Redwood Street that had the potential to escalate into violence or assault. The nonprofit is now locking its doors at all times.

"I have employees who are afraid, they don't want to come to work anymore," Rusyniak, CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Inc., said during a forum at the…

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