ORLANDO – The special fund created to help the victims of the Pulse shooting massacre has collected more than $17 million, and the City of Orlando is now setting up the process for getting that money to the victims of the deadly attack.
As part of that, the city has entered into a partnership with several organizations that serve the LGBT community, including Equality Florida, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida and the National Compassion Fund.
These organizations will work to ensure that the funds contributed to OneOrlando get disbursed honestly, and they will also safeguard against fraud.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer noted that the amount raised is a clear indication that the Central Florida area has rallied together in the face of this terrible tragedy.
“Words cannot express how grateful we continue to be for the outpouring of generosity our community’s received as the people from around the globe continue to contribute funds to OneOrlando to deliver the critical help and healing the victims’ families and survivors need to aid in their recovery,” Dyer said in a release from the city. Continue reading