Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie tours God's Pit Crew

Tour was one of three stops Gillespie made in Southside on Monday

DANVILLE, Va. – One of Virginia's gubernatorial candidates is getting a look at how a Southside nonprofit operates.

Ed Gillespie toured God's Pit Crew on Monday afternoon. The tour was one of three stops in Southside on Monday.

On Monday morning, he was at a business retreat in Halifax County.

Gillespie said he wanted to tour God's Pit Crew because he believes it reflects the heart of Virginia, especially southern Virginia.

"To me, it shows that while, obviously, we need to have government programs to help people respond to challenges in our lives, we can't overlook the importance of charitable organizations and faith-based organizations," Gillespie said.

His final stop of the day was scheduled to be at an event at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, where he planned to give a speech.

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