UPDATE: Following the mass shooting at Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia that took place on November 22, 2022, the City of Chesapeake partnered with The Planning Council to facilitate donations to Directly help the families of victims. The Planning Council will receive and disperse all donations equally to all 10 families, the 6 victims who were murdered and the 4 victims whowere injured. No administrative fees for this effort will be removed so that 100% of the funds go to the victims and their families.
While we continue to encourage victims' funds to include survivors, we also understand the unique circumstances of the Walmart shooting and commend the City of Chesapeake and the Planning Council for guaranteeing that 100% will go directly to victims' families. This is an important step in the right direction.
Thus, we will be deactivating our Chesapeake VA Shooting Fund and will grant every penny collected to The Planning Council so that 100% goes Directly to victims.
EARLIER: This fund is for the victims and survivors of the Walmart Shooting in Chesapeake, Virgina that occurred on November 22, 2022.
100% of what we collect will go DIRECTLY to victims.
We work to ensure that victims of mass casualty crime receive 100% of the donations intended for them and that donations are NOT used to fund salaries, overhead, or other programs. We work pro-bono to ensure this happens.
We believe that when you give, your intent is for those donations to go directly to victims and not to nonprofits, and it’s what victims believe as well. We exist simply to steward your donation directly to victims. Zero percentage is taken out.
Your donation will be placed into a separate bank account, marked exclusively for the victims/survivors of the Chesapeake Walmart shooting.
VictimsFirst comprises two decades of families of previous mass shootings who have been previously re-victimized by nonprofits which collect donations from a trusting public without the intention of giving 100% to victims.
Members of our network also are victims/survivors of the Virginia Tech shooting that occurred on April 16, 2007—who know how important it is for victims/survivors to receive 100% of the donations collected and who will be helping administer this fund. Our EIN is 32-0656956
- Roya Emadi
- Bridget Kidd
- Hannah Williams
- Virginia Barnwell
- Erric Tillotson
Organizer and beneficiary
Chino Hills, CA