As the world reels from the unspeakable tragedy of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, you may be wondering how you can make a difference. Here’s how you can easily help the victims of the shooting, as well as their families.
The worst mass shooting in United States history has left everyone speechless, and it’s time to step up and support the victims of the Orlando tragedy. Read on to see how you can donate to a crowdfunding campaign run by Equality Florida, which is ensuring that the funds are distributed properly.
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Florida’s largest LGBT rights group has launched a GoFundMe campaign for victims — and it has raised more than $1.7 million in 24 hours! “Funds raised on this page will be going directly to the victims and families affected by the horrific shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub,” says the campaign page. “Equality Florida is working with local organizations – who are also helping to raise funds – to ensure the money is distributed properly.” CLICK HERE TO DONATE.
Here is Equality Florida’s full statement about the shooting:
We are reeling from the tragic news that a gunman opened fire on the 2am capacity crowd at Pulse leaving 50 people dead and over 50 injured according to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.
We are heartbroken and angry that senseless violence has once again destroyed lives in our state and in our country.
Gay clubs hold a significant place in LGBTQ history. They were often the only safe gathering place and this horrific act strikes directly at our sense of safety. June commemorates our community standing up to anti-LGBTQ violence at the Stonewall Inn, the nightclub that has become the first LGBTQ site recognized as a national monument.
We have received a steady stream of emails and messages from those seeking to help or to make sense of the senseless. We make no assumptions on motive. We will await the details in tears of sadness and anger. We stand in solidarity and keep our thoughts on all whose lives have been lost or altered forever in this tragedy.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 12, 2016
HollywoodLifers, CLICK HERE to step in and donate to this cause.