Support Victims of Pulse Shooting

$7,853,140 of $10.0M goal

Raised by 119,497 people in 3 months
Equality Florida  ORLANDO, FL
In the aftermath of the massacre at Pulse, Equality Florida made two promises.

First, we would do everything we could to help the families of those killed and the survivors dealing with the physical and emotional pain of being targeted in the worst anti-LGBTQ hate crime in U.S. history.

You helped us keep the first promise by contributing, online and in person, more than $9M.

And we have kept our word that every penny we collected - even the interest that accrued on the funds - is going to the victims of Pulse. No staff or overhead. We’ve donated all of our time.

On September 27th, those funds will be disbursed and now our attention must focus entirely on fulfilling the second promise - to honor the dead with action.

Thoughts and prayers and symbols are not enough.

We are committed to ensuring the lasting memorial is the real change of uprooting anti-LGBTQ hatred at the source.

To keep this promise, we need you with us again.

Our mission for the last 19 years has been to uproot bigotry and fight for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Florida. Indeed, we fight for freedom for all Floridians to live without fear of violence, harm to their family, being fired from a job or refused service because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

The massacre at Pulse has made this vision a priority for millions more people in the state of Florida. We have never been closer to a huge breakthrough in LGBTQ protections in a state that will have ripple effects nationally.

It is time for us to demand huge strides, not tiny measures, in changing the culture and the laws in Florida to ensure we stop the discrimination and violence that anti-LGBTQ hatred makes inevitable.

We are asking you now to join us in achieving two goals that are ambitious but achievable if we have the courage to stand together.

Banning anti-LGBTQ discrimination in Florida and passing gun violence prevention policies in the third most populous state in the country.

Florida has a long and hateful history when it comes to the treatment of LGBTQ people and has been the springboard for national anti-gay campaigns from Anita Bryant to the Liberty Counsel. Florida-based groups have not only done harm here, they’ve exported their prejudice to states around the nation and other countries as well.

But the tide has turned in our favor as hearts have softened and minds have opened in the wake of Pulse. Shame on us if we let this moment pass without pushing with all our might for the state to treat us all as equals under the law and to end easy access to weapons of mass slaughter.

We are so very grateful to have found the resources to help these people and their families get services, make up for lost wages, heal wounds and begin to put their lives back together.

Will you stand with us again and fulfill the promise of real change as the lasting memorial #ForThe49?

Inspired by our work in the aftermath of Pulse, an anonymous donor will match the first $100,000 raised for this campaign. That means the gift you give today will be doubled!

Please see our new campaign for more information here: https://www.gofundme.com/forthe49

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This is the official Pulse Victims Fund page for Equality Florida, the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. Equality Florida is collecting contributions via this GoFundMe page to support every single victim of the horrific shooting at Orlando's Pulse Nightclub. This includes victims’ families, survivors, and those in the club who may not have suffered physical injury but in need of support.  

For information regarding how funds will be disbursed directly to the victims' families and survivors, please refer to below links: 
English:  http://www.eqfl.org/transparent
Espanol:  http://www.eqfl.org/Transparencia

Equality Florida, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida (The Center) and the National Compassion Fund announced a partnership with OneOrlando to ensure all funds collected for victims are disbursed in a unified process that will expedite funds, ensure transparency and safeguard against fraud.

We have made available emergency deployment of short-term disbursements from our fundraising efforts, and connected victims with the immediate funds available via state and federal resources. We are committed to raising as much as we can to ensure long-term support for the victims’ families and survivors. The money raised towards this fund directly supports the victims families and survivors. 

We ask all victims to call this hotline to begin this process: 
VictimConnect Resource Center
855-4-Victim (855-484-2846)
http://victimconnect.org/

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Esta es la página web oficial del fundo para las víctimas de “Pulse.” Esto fundo ha sido creado por el organization “Equality Florida”, el organizacion estatal para los derechos civiles de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transgéneros (LGBT). Equality Florida está recogiendo las contribuciones a través de esta página de GoFundMe para apoyar a cada víctima de los disparos horribles en la discoteca de “Pulse” en Orlando. Esto incluye las víctimas familiares, sobrevivientes y las personas en el club que no han sufrido daño físico pero que necesitan apoyo.

Estamos trabajando con el Centro Nacional para Víctimas de Crimen (National Center for Victims of Crime) (NCVC) para distribuir las contribuciones a través de su Fondo Nacional de la Compasión (http:// nationalcompassionfund.org/ faq/).

El Fondo primero fue creado por las víctimas y familiares de los crímenes siniestros en el pasado, incluyendo 9/11, Columbine, VA Tech, NIU, Aurora, Oak Creek y Newtown. Después de que experimentaban negociaciones prolongadas y estresantes tratando de recoger el dinero donado en su nombre, pidieron el Centro Nacional para Víctimas de Crimen para para desarrollar un nuevo modelo para las donaciones — un modelo que sirve genuinamente a las víctimas, los donantes y el público en general.

NCVC ha comenzado la dispersión de los fondos a corto plazo de las víctimas de “Pulse” y estan conectando las víctimas con los fondos inmediatamente disponibles a través de recursos federales y estatales. Estamos comprometidos a recaudar todo lo que es posible para garantizar el apoyo a largo plazo para las familias de las víctimas y sobrevivientes. El dinero recaudado en eso fondo esta apoyando a las familias de las víctimas y sobrevivientes directamente.

Le pedimos a todas las víctimas que llamen a este numero telefónico para comenzar el proceso:
Centro de Recursos “VictimimConnect”
855-4-víctima (855-484-2846)
http://victimconnect.org/

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Please contribute and share this page. #WeAreOrlando

For the latest information, visit: 
-facebook.com/equalityfl
-eqfl.org/news/pulse
- http://www.eqfl.org/news/pulse/spanish

For those who prefer to check, please see below:

Equality Florida Institute, Inc.
P.O. Box 13184
St. Petersburg, Fl 33733
Memo should note Orlando Victims Fund

Nadine Smith, Equality Florida's CEO will be managing the campaign and can be contacted with questions.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR THE EQUALITY FLORIDA INSTITUTE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES (WWW.800HELPFLA.COM) BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN FLORIDA (1.800.435.7352). REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION #CH7992.
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To ensure transparency, GoFundMe has requested we answer the following questions: 

1. Who you are:
Equality Florida, a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization and the state's LGBT civil rights organization: eqfl.org

2. Where you're from
Founded in St. Petersburg, Florida, with staff and offices across the state including in Orlando, Florida. 

3. Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for
We are advocates for the LGBT community in Florida. 

4. How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible)
Every penny raised will be distributed directly to the victims and their families. We are working with a team of attorneys and experts, including the National Center for Victims of Crime, which deployed funds in both Chattanooga and Aurora, to ensure funds are distributed correctly. 

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Equality Florida statement on mass shooting at Orlando gay club:

We are reeling from the tragic news that a gunman opened fire on the 2am capacity crowd at Pulse leaving 49 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.

Graphic designed by local artist Tony Chevy.
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Update 21
2 days ago

In the aftermath of the massacre at Pulse, Equality Florida made two promises.

First, we would do everything we could to help the families of those killed and the survivors dealing with the physical and emotional pain of being targeted in the worst anti-LGBTQ hate crime in U.S. history.

You helped us keep the first promise by contributing, online and in person, more than $9M.

And we have kept our word that every penny we collected - even the interest that accrued on the funds - is going to the victims of Pulse. No staff or overhead. We’ve donated all of our time.

On September 27th, those funds will be disbursed and now our attention must focus entirely on fulfilling the second promise - to honor the dead with action.

Thoughts and prayers and symbols are not enough.

We are committed to ensuring the lasting memorial is the real change of uprooting anti-LGBTQ hatred at the source.

To keep this promise, we need you with us again.

Our mission for the last 19 years has been to uproot bigotry and fight for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Florida. Indeed, we fight for freedom for all Floridians to live without fear of violence, harm to their family, being fired from a job or refused service because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

The massacre at Pulse has made this vision a priority for millions more people in the state of Florida. We have never been closer to a huge breakthrough in LGBTQ protections in a state that will have ripple effects nationally.

It is time for us to demand huge strides, not tiny measures, in changing the culture and the laws in Florida to ensure we stop the discrimination and violence that anti-LGBTQ hatred makes inevitable.

We are asking you now to join us in achieving two goals that are ambitious but achievable if we have the courage to stand together.

Banning anti-LGBTQ discrimination in Florida and passing gun violence prevention policies in the third most populous state in the country.

Florida has a long and hateful history when it comes to the treatment of LGBTQ people and has been the springboard for national anti-gay campaigns from Anita Bryant to the Liberty Counsel. Florida-based groups have not only done harm here, they’ve exported their prejudice to states around the nation and other countries as well.

But the tide has turned in our favor as hearts have softened and minds have opened in the wake of Pulse. Shame on us if we let this moment pass without pushing with all our might for the state to treat us all as equals under the law and to end easy access to weapons of mass slaughter.

We are so very grateful to have found the resources to help these people and their families get services, make up for lost wages, heal wounds and begin to put their lives back together.

Will you stand with us again and fulfill the promise of real change as the lasting memorial #ForThe49?

Inspired by our work in the aftermath of Pulse, an anonymous donor will match the first $100,000 raised for this campaign. That means the gift you give today will be doubled!

Please see our new campaign for more information here: https://www.gofundme.com/forthe49
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Update 20
18 days ago

I’m writing to give you a few important updates:

1- We have collected nearly $8M thanks to your generosity.
2- The funds collected will be distributed entirely beginning Tuesday, Sept. 27
3- Monday, Sept. 12 is the last day for victims to apply for the fund, so spread the word.

This Monday marks three months since the massacre at Pulse Nightclub.

While the Orlando community continues the healing process, your contribution to the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund has been a beacon of hope. Nearly $8 million has been raised thanks to you and almost 120,000 other generous contributors. And as promised, every single dime is going to the victims’ families and survivors.

We have also worked hard to ensure the process is transparent with plenty of opportunities for community feedback. Last month we participated in two town halls that brought us to tears. Survivors of other mass shootings thanked Equality Florida for ensuring that all money raised through our Pulse Victims Fund goes directly to the victims' families and survivors in a way that hasn’t happened before. You can watch that powerful clip here: https://youtu.be/1dNIEzATNOo

We are eternally grateful to you and ALL the contributors who have stood by us and sent their love to the entire Orlando community. We will continue to honor the victims with action by uprooting hatred and putting an end to discrimination and bigotry of all kinds. You can find out more about this work by visiting http://www.eqfl.org/forthe49

Please share these important dates with your network so that everyone eligible has a chance to apply.

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Deadline for Donations - Sept 23

We will continue to accept donations for the Pulse Victims Fund through GoFundMe until 5pm EDT Friday, September 23.

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Distribution of Funds begins - Sept 27

Starting on Tuesday, September 27, distributions of funds to victims and their families will begin.

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Deadline to Submit Claims Form - Sept 12

The deadline to submit a Claims Form is approaching quickly. Please share the information below so victims and survivors know how to register -- and that they must register by Monday, September 12.

HOW TO MAKE A CLAIM:

1- Go to https://www.oneorlando.org/submitclaim/
2- Download, complete and print the required forms
3- Once complete, have the form notarized and then mail the printed Claim Form and required documentation to:

National Compassion Fund: OneOrlando Fund
c/o National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036

4- All Claim Forms must be postmarked by September 12, 2016 to qualify.

Culturally-experienced representatives are available to assist claimants with completing their claim forms at 855-4-VICTIM or by email OneOrlando@ncvc.org.

Gratefully,

Nadine Smith
CEO, Equality Florida
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Update 19
1 month ago

"You must honor them with action.”

That’s the message we heard from survivors of other mass shootings who flew to Orlando to stand with us following the worst anti-LGBTQ hate crime in U.S. history. It’s the same message Christine Leinonen, mother of Drew Leinonen, one of the 49 lives lost, gave at the Democratic National Convention yesterday evening. You can watch her incredibly moving speech here: http://bit.ly/2axTa25.

At Equality Florida, we have taken those words to heart. We must ensure that the lasting memorial to this tragedy is real and meaningful change. You've stood with us to support the victims, and now we invite you to be a part of the work of uprooting hatred, and the discrimination and violence that stems from it, by helping us launch our Equality Forward campaign: http://bit.ly/2bkJbus.

We’ve set a goal of raising $250,000 to ensure we can accomplish our goals, which include:

-Building a broad-based coalition of diverse voices speaking up for LGBTQ equality, including grassroots activists, business leaders, campus organizers, and faith leaders.
-Passing statewide nondiscrimination protections.
-Ensuring schools provide a welcoming climate for LGBTQ students.
-Mobilizing pro-equality voters in this critical election year.

We can rid our culture of the toxic dehumanization of LGBTQ people -- and instead, build a country that welcomes, protects, and embraces diversity. But we can’t do it alone.

In the aftermath of this shooting rampage, we stood together - as a city, a nation and more than 120 countries to deliver the message that we are stronger than hate. Help us keep that spirit alive by contributing directly to the work of Equality Florida to honor our fallen with action: http://bit.ly/2bkJbus.

So far you have helped us raise $7.6 million for the Pulse Victims Fund. And as promised, every single dime is going directly to the victims’ families and survivors of this horrific hate crime.

Now, we are asking you to stand with us again. Please take a moment to click here and make a contribution. With your donation of $35 or more, we’ll send you a beautiful Orlando #ForThe49 t-shirt.

We are grateful to you for standing with us and for responding to hate with love and generosity. Together, we will honor with action and make this world a better place for us all.

Gratefully,

Nadine Smith
CEO, Equality Florida

PS - I hope you will wear your #ForThe49 t-shirt in pride and remembrance. Please share this link to invite other to join in this effort to honor through action: http://bit.ly/2bkJbus
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Update 18
1 month ago

"You must honor them with action.”

That’s the message we heard from survivors of other mass shootings who flew to Orlando to stand with us following the worst anti-LGBTQ hate crime in U.S. history. It’s the same message Christine Leinonen, mother of Drew Leinonen, one of the 49 lives lost, gave at the Democratic National Convention yesterday evening. You can watch her incredibly moving speech here: http://bit.ly/2axTa25.

At Equality Florida, we have taken those words to heart. We must ensure that the lasting memorial to this tragedy is real and meaningful change. You've stood with us to support the victims, and now we invite you to be a part of the work of uprooting hatred, and the discrimination and violence that stems from it, by helping us launch our Equality Forward campaign: http://bit.ly/2ad7TNI

We’ve set a goal of raising $250,000 to ensure we can accomplish our goals, which include:

-Building a broad-based coalition of diverse voices speaking up for LGBTQ equality, including grassroots activists, business leaders, campus organizers, and faith leaders.
-Passing statewide nondiscrimination protections.
-Ensuring schools provide a welcoming climate for LGBTQ students.
-Mobilizing pro-equality voters in this critical election year.

We can rid our culture of the toxic dehumanization of LGBTQ people -- and instead, build a country that welcomes, protects, and embraces diversity. But we can’t do it alone.

In the aftermath of this shooting rampage, we stood together - as a city, a nation and more than 120 countries to deliver the message that we are stronger than hate. Help us keep that spirit alive by contributing directly to the work of Equality Florida to honor our fallen with action: http://bit.ly/2ad7TNI.

So far you have helped us raise $7.3 million for the Pulse Victims Fund. And as promised, every single dime is going directly to the victims’ families and survivors of this horrific hate crime.

Now, we are asking you to stand with us again. Please take a moment to click here and make a contribution. With your donation of $35 or more, we’ll send you a beautiful Orlando #ForThe49 t-shirt.

We are grateful to you for standing with us and for responding to hate with love and generosity. Together, we will honor with action and make this world a better place for us all.

Gratefully,

Nadine Smith
CEO, Equality Florida

PS - I hope you will wear your #ForThe49 t-shirt in pride and remembrance. Please share this link to invite other to join in this effort to honor through action: http://bit.ly/2ad7TNI
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Juls Magdaleno
3 months ago

So how bout GOFUNDME EXECUTIVES show some heart and WAIVE THE 5% FEE !!! Sending prayers to all the people

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Alana Black
3 months ago

I'm giving my last 2.00. It's not much, but I'd give my last of whatever I have. If this is still up next week, I'll give again. God Bless and I love everyone, ♡♡♡♡

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Letti Amador
3 months ago

I am a victim of this horrific thank god I was discharged with minor injuries. Physically I'm ok but mentally and emotionally a wreck. Please pray for my friends

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Karen Pearsall Orange
3 months ago

I'm donating because there are probably kids killed or hurt in this shooting who have no health insurance or have no family supporting them. My donation is given for my two gay sons who are lucky enough to have insurance, great jobs and supportive families.

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Dan Atlas
3 months ago

I am a survivor, I would like to thank everyone for all contributions. Such a sad day, as a surviver I will do everything and anything to help anyone involved. What happend in there is extremely hard to explain... the magnitude of loss in a horrid scene . Thank you and God bless.

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Duke LaCroix
3 months ago

I see a lot of comments questioning the legitimacy of this campaign. There is nothing wrong with being careful before donating your money, but this is an easy one to confirm. Rather than leave a negative comment that may discourage others from donating, please just do a little research to allay your suspicions. Ida Vishkaee Eskamani, the creator of this campaign, is a development officer for Equality Florida. You can see her on their staff page here. http://www.eqfl.org/staff Equality Florida is the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in Florida. You can see their Guidestar report here https://www.guidestar.org/profile/59-3435235 Guidestar is a reputable database of non profits. This page is linked to from Equality Florida's official website and their Facebook page. So please, if you want to donate then donate, if you don't then don't, but don't use suspicion as an excuse because here are the facts.

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Lakitra Justice
3 months ago

My brother was one of the victims that lousy his life in this horrific tragedy..... He didn't have life insurance and we are trying to find a way to pay for his funeral service... Please if any one will help my family out in any way with information or whatever they can donate... His name was Eddie Justice... thank you!

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Rebecca Pato Garrett
3 months ago

Ida Eskamani created this event. She serves as Equality Florida’s North and Central Florida Development Officer based in Orlando.

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Steve Simpler
3 months ago

i aint got much cash right now, will still donate, but i got plenty of blood. has there been any word if any is needed? and if shipments from other states will be headed out at all?

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Ashley Branton
3 months ago

Haley Equality Florida is behind this gofundme. They are a valid organization. Get over it and donate

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Danny Amoruccio
3 months ago

UPDATE: The poster's account is active on Facebook, but has disengaged the "CONTACT ME" for obvious reasons. THAT BEING SAID, I received the email from GoFundMe. This is a verified campaign! CONTRIBUTE WITH CONFIDENCE! THIS GOFUNDME IS THE REAL DEAL!

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Jarath Hemphill
3 months ago

Gabriel Derek Lopez, 500k seems steep? This appears to be legitimate from searching the groups sites...and if you consider we are talking about minimum 50 funerals and 53+ surgeries and hospital stays...500k seems woefully lacking.

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Alan Consonne
3 months ago

From France - We are standing with you Orlando ! We are shocked and we are sharing your pain. Our thoughts to the victims family ! No words can describe how painful this must be : we all are mourning with you ! We are sending you all the strengh we can from Europe. With love love love, A french citizen.

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Dan Hall
3 months ago

There seems to be some concerns that this is not a valid collection. Frankly, who cares? I'd rather risk my money is wasted than not make a gesture of help.

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Debbie Kuwanyauma Sanguedolce
3 months ago

I can saw with 1000% certainty, every single penny of the money donated here WILL go exactly where Equality Florida says it will!!! I live in Orlando, my 25 yr old is in that downtown area of Orlando frequently {Thank God he is safe}. I also know the cost of even a simple funeral. It's not cheap. Medical bills for those without insurance, add up. Give, whatever you can, every little bit helps. Make a difference today. My family mourns with the families of those whose lives were lost and pray for the wounded, all Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire Dept, the amazing people in the club who helped save lives, the doctors, nurses, all of the hospital employees working over 18 hours to save lives, we pray for each & every one of you. ALL LIVES MATTER!

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Donna Pascoe Gray
3 months ago

We lost a beloved friend that we concitered family, Brenda Mc Cool. I donnated all I could afford on her sons Fo fund me. My heart is broken for all. Donna Gray.

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Marc Lee
3 months ago

Xiao all you have to do is go to Equality FL on Facebook and you can see there's a link that directs it here. Please don't make uniformed comments that may distract people from giving.

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Anais Angelica Caurapan Montero
3 months ago

Probably no one will read his comment, I'm from Chile and I'm sending all my love and blessings to everyone who is affected in anyway from this. All the support to the family, it's extremely hard lost someone you love and now the only thing than we can do for the people who died is fight for make a better world and create more concience

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Destiny Jacqueline Gombos
3 months ago

To everyone concerned about the person who set up this fund: I personally know this woman and her sister, and have volunteered with them. They are amazing women who work for great causes and will 100% donate all of this money to where it needs to go. I promise this fund it legit.

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Haley Miriam Ricketson
3 months ago

How do I know if this is legitimately going towards the victims? This is the only page I have seen so far taking donations. I don't want my donation money to go to the pocket of someone that isn't officially licensed as someone helping the cause.

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$7,853,140 of $10.0M goal

Raised by 119,497 people in 3 months
Created June 12, 2016
TR
$25
Tim Rees
2 days ago
$25
Anonymous
2 days ago
MM
$325
Matthew Millard
2 days ago

You're in our thoughts and prayers from the Imperial Court of Iowa.

MD
$553
Michelle Duffy
2 days ago

Old Navy Waterford Lakes donations.

$100
Anonymous
3 days ago
RZ
$10
Reinaldo Zayas
3 days ago
ZZ
$800
ZumbaJay Zumbathon
3 days ago

Zumbathon Charity Event at Vent Fitness Guilderland N.Y. For a while my partner and I were trying to figure out ways to help support the victims of the Orlando Florida Pulse Shooting. I want to thank everyone who contributed their time and their donations. For those who do not know what a Zumbathon is. It's an event where people come to donate money and dance for hours. Some of the amazing instructors are: Anzala, Christa, Laura, Fatima, Jalila, Sara, and yours truly Zumba Jay. I want to thank Judy and Kim for checking people in. I also want to thank my partner Tony , for helping with the donation table which we called the intermission table LOL. Along side him was Celeste, Tammi, Dee. Another shout out to Sarah for taking pictures of the event . The biggest thank you goes to Gina who is the vent fitness manager. She has been such a huge support. And allowed us to hold the event at the fitness facility. We all came together and dance for hours to remember those who have passed on and those who were affected The hard of a decision by this tragic event. The song "Hands" was played at the very end to end of the event and was dedicated to the 49 who had passed on.

JB
$45
Jonathan Best
3 days ago

Donation made possible thru the sales of Memorial Shirts to family, friends and co-workers.

KS
$45
Kenzie (Gender is a Drag) Seibert
3 days ago

From the show Gender Is A Drag in Chicago

$150
Anonymous
3 days ago
Juls Magdaleno
3 months ago

So how bout GOFUNDME EXECUTIVES show some heart and WAIVE THE 5% FEE !!! Sending prayers to all the people

+ Read More
Alana Black
3 months ago

I'm giving my last 2.00. It's not much, but I'd give my last of whatever I have. If this is still up next week, I'll give again. God Bless and I love everyone, ♡♡♡♡

+ Read More
Letti Amador
3 months ago

I am a victim of this horrific thank god I was discharged with minor injuries. Physically I'm ok but mentally and emotionally a wreck. Please pray for my friends

+ Read More
Karen Pearsall Orange
3 months ago

I'm donating because there are probably kids killed or hurt in this shooting who have no health insurance or have no family supporting them. My donation is given for my two gay sons who are lucky enough to have insurance, great jobs and supportive families.

+ Read More
Dan Atlas
3 months ago

I am a survivor, I would like to thank everyone for all contributions. Such a sad day, as a surviver I will do everything and anything to help anyone involved. What happend in there is extremely hard to explain... the magnitude of loss in a horrid scene . Thank you and God bless.

+ Read More
Duke LaCroix
3 months ago

I see a lot of comments questioning the legitimacy of this campaign. There is nothing wrong with being careful before donating your money, but this is an easy one to confirm. Rather than leave a negative comment that may discourage others from donating, please just do a little research to allay your suspicions. Ida Vishkaee Eskamani, the creator of this campaign, is a development officer for Equality Florida. You can see her on their staff page here. http://www.eqfl.org/staff Equality Florida is the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in Florida. You can see their Guidestar report here https://www.guidestar.org/profile/59-3435235 Guidestar is a reputable database of non profits. This page is linked to from Equality Florida's official website and their Facebook page. So please, if you want to donate then donate, if you don't then don't, but don't use suspicion as an excuse because here are the facts.

+ Read More
Lakitra Justice
3 months ago

My brother was one of the victims that lousy his life in this horrific tragedy..... He didn't have life insurance and we are trying to find a way to pay for his funeral service... Please if any one will help my family out in any way with information or whatever they can donate... His name was Eddie Justice... thank you!

+ Read More
Rebecca Pato Garrett
3 months ago

Ida Eskamani created this event. She serves as Equality Florida’s North and Central Florida Development Officer based in Orlando.

+ Read More
Steve Simpler
3 months ago

i aint got much cash right now, will still donate, but i got plenty of blood. has there been any word if any is needed? and if shipments from other states will be headed out at all?

+ Read More
Ashley Branton
3 months ago

Haley Equality Florida is behind this gofundme. They are a valid organization. Get over it and donate

+ Read More
Danny Amoruccio
3 months ago

UPDATE: The poster's account is active on Facebook, but has disengaged the "CONTACT ME" for obvious reasons. THAT BEING SAID, I received the email from GoFundMe. This is a verified campaign! CONTRIBUTE WITH CONFIDENCE! THIS GOFUNDME IS THE REAL DEAL!

+ Read More
Jarath Hemphill
3 months ago

Gabriel Derek Lopez, 500k seems steep? This appears to be legitimate from searching the groups sites...and if you consider we are talking about minimum 50 funerals and 53+ surgeries and hospital stays...500k seems woefully lacking.

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Alan Consonne
3 months ago

From France - We are standing with you Orlando ! We are shocked and we are sharing your pain. Our thoughts to the victims family ! No words can describe how painful this must be : we all are mourning with you ! We are sending you all the strengh we can from Europe. With love love love, A french citizen.

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Dan Hall
3 months ago

There seems to be some concerns that this is not a valid collection. Frankly, who cares? I'd rather risk my money is wasted than not make a gesture of help.

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Debbie Kuwanyauma Sanguedolce
3 months ago

I can saw with 1000% certainty, every single penny of the money donated here WILL go exactly where Equality Florida says it will!!! I live in Orlando, my 25 yr old is in that downtown area of Orlando frequently {Thank God he is safe}. I also know the cost of even a simple funeral. It's not cheap. Medical bills for those without insurance, add up. Give, whatever you can, every little bit helps. Make a difference today. My family mourns with the families of those whose lives were lost and pray for the wounded, all Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire Dept, the amazing people in the club who helped save lives, the doctors, nurses, all of the hospital employees working over 18 hours to save lives, we pray for each & every one of you. ALL LIVES MATTER!

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Donna Pascoe Gray
3 months ago

We lost a beloved friend that we concitered family, Brenda Mc Cool. I donnated all I could afford on her sons Fo fund me. My heart is broken for all. Donna Gray.

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Marc Lee
3 months ago

Xiao all you have to do is go to Equality FL on Facebook and you can see there's a link that directs it here. Please don't make uniformed comments that may distract people from giving.

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Anais Angelica Caurapan Montero
3 months ago

Probably no one will read his comment, I'm from Chile and I'm sending all my love and blessings to everyone who is affected in anyway from this. All the support to the family, it's extremely hard lost someone you love and now the only thing than we can do for the people who died is fight for make a better world and create more concience

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Destiny Jacqueline Gombos
3 months ago

To everyone concerned about the person who set up this fund: I personally know this woman and her sister, and have volunteered with them. They are amazing women who work for great causes and will 100% donate all of this money to where it needs to go. I promise this fund it legit.

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Haley Miriam Ricketson
3 months ago

How do I know if this is legitimately going towards the victims? This is the only page I have seen so far taking donations. I don't want my donation money to go to the pocket of someone that isn't officially licensed as someone helping the cause.

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