Over $2 million raised, donated for Pulse victims' families
Two GoFundMe accounts have raised more than $2 million since the incident at Pulse this past Sunday.
The community continues to show its support for the victims and their families, with funds raised already having exceeded $2.4 million. The campaign's goal is to reach $3 million in donations.
Equality Florida, the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, has created an account called "Support Victims of Pulse Shooting."
Funds will be distributed by the National Center for Victims of Crime along with a team of attorneys and experts.
Another GoFundMe account was created by the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida and their partners with the Metropolitan Business Association; Hope and Help; Two Spirit Health; Zebra Coalition; Rollins and other GLBT organizations.
The account is called "Pulse tragedy Community Fund," $262,540 has been raised so far with the target goal of $500 thousand.The target goal will potentially change based on the amount of support.
In addition, the Orlando Magic and Jet Blue have donated $100,000 thousand each and Allegiant Air has also stepped in to help. If you need to fly to or from the Orlando area, you can write to Allegiant Air at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will do what they can to help.
Jean Racine is Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at @jeangracine or email him at JeanR@CentralFloridaFuture.com