Pulse Tragedy Community Fund

$561,607 of $600k goal

Raised by 10,231 people in 8 months
Timothy Vargas  ORLANDO, FL
We are saddened and shocked at the tragedy that took place Saturday night at Pulse Nightclub.  The Center is partnering with MBA, Hope and Help, Two Spirit Health, Zebra Coalition, Rollins, and various other GLBT organizations throughout Central Florida to provide an emergency hotline and crisis counseling. 

Crisis Counseling will take place at The First Unitarian Church of Orlando located at 1901 E. Robinson Street between 10-7. 

Emergency Hotline- 
(407) 822-5036 Press #1
407-228-1446

This is the official Go Fund Me organised by the Community agencies working together.  The lead agency operating this fund is the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida and our website is  www.thecenterorlando.org.  We are a 501(c)(3) organization and 100% of the proceeds will go to victims and their families.
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Update 7
Posted by Tim Vargas
7 months ago
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Thank you to everyone that has participated and contributed to this fund. The Board of Directors for The Center continues to work on details for the fund distribution to victims, and we remain committed that 100% of all funds will go to victims and their families.

As soon as we have the final details of the distribution mechanism, we will post those here so that you can see how these funds will be disbursed and upon the conclusion of the distribution, we will have independent auditors report on the activities as well.
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Posted by Tim Vargas
8 months ago
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We continue to be humbled by the out pouring of support from within our community and from all around the world. To date we have collected $423,909 in victim relief donations and have received numerous pledges for assistance which are still in process. The Board of Directors for The Center has pledged and will ensure that 100% of funds collected by The Center for victim relief will be used for the purpose. To that end, we are in discussions with The City of Orlando and Equality Florida regarding options to partner together in order to maximize the assistance to victims but also to be efficient as possible in the administration of these funds. The Board of Directors for The Center take their responsibility over these funds very seriously, and therefore is proceeding diligently to ensure that any such partnership will result in the administration of the victim fund as pledged. The Board knows there is an immediate need for assistance and will work as quickly as it can to begin disbursing these donations to affected parties.
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Posted by Tim Vargas
8 months ago
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Update: 6/14/2016 1:45

The Center appreciates all of the efforts taken by the Orlando Community and Nationwide. The overflow of love and direct action has made an incredible impact in the community. We are gathering as many resources as possible. Please visit the "Pulse Tragedy Response" tab for more information on resources and next steps. If you have services you'd like to offer, please visit this site to fill us in on what you can help with: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1X7sDRfipiMnauOOPnHVNBydxzDUD5wTNadU2G3p80Ss/viewform?c=0&w=1
Love,
The Center

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Posted by Tim Vargas
8 months ago
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Thank you to everyone for the continued support, love, and generosity.

Crisis Counseling and an emergency hotline have been set up and will take place at The First Unitarian Church of Orlando located at 1901 E. Robinson Street between 10-7.

Zebra Coalition's Emergency Hotline-
(407) 822-5036 Press #1
407-228-1446

All proceeds here will benefit the victims and their families in the most trying days that lay before us.

Thank you from Orlando for all of the love, unity, and support that you have shown! Together we stay #OrlandoStrong
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$561,607 of $600k goal

Raised by 10,231 people in 8 months
Created June 12, 2016
Timothy Vargas  
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$95
Andrew Rogers
5 months ago

This donation is on behalf of the P.R.I.D.E.! Club at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

$40
Destiny Diaz-Cruz
5 months ago
JF
$500
Joe Fiore
5 months ago
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This money is a donation from Furball dance party produced by Joe Fiore Productions (specifically raised during Pride Furball event in NYC on Friday June 24 2016). Sending you love and hope! Best, Joe xo

$100
Jennifer Benson
5 months ago

Two more paintings sold. Thank you Pat Shannon and Terri Kimble!

PT
$348
Paul Taylor
6 months ago

Donation made on behalf of "Party" audiences this weekend at The Desert Rose Playhouse.

$103
Anonymous
6 months ago
PT
$697
Paul Taylor
6 months ago

Donation made on behalf of this past weekend's audience members of "Party" at The Desert Rose Playhouse.

KM
$35
Kathleen McBride
6 months ago
BT
$165
Brittany "Guzie" Guzman Taylor
6 months ago

Hello. My name is Brittany and I run Guzie's Airbrush Tattoos booth as a vendor at various events in Colorado. My staff and I have been long-time supporters of the LGBTQ community and our favorite event to work is always Denver Pridefest. We are all so sickened by the violence that befell the victims of the Pulse Nightclub massacre and the Orlando community. We know that there are still ongoing medical costs, jobs were lost, and times are going to continue to be very hard. So we decided to donate 10% of our profits from this year's Denver Pridefest booth to your GoFundMe. We only wish we were able to give more. You are all in our hearts and our prayers. We love you all more than you could ever know.

$86
Benjamin Louis
6 months ago
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