We are devastated by this. We have families involved in VictimsFirst who were born and grew up and still live in Illinois.
We have launched this centralized victims fund on GoFundMe, so 100% of what we collect will go DIRECTLY to the families of the deceased and the injured of the mass shooting that took place today (July 4th) at the parade in Highland Park, IL.
Our mass shooting families across the nation are in grief with you. We know these families are now on the path to learning how to navigate what will become a new way of thinking, feeling and living.
Our hearts are with everyone in Highland Park. As we have done for many mass shooting families before to protect them from fraud and exploitation, we are now collecting donations in order to make sure the victims’ families and those injured from the direct impact of this event receive the funds Directly.
Our families have been re-victimized in the past by nonprofits that collect funds for themselves after a mass shooting saying they will “support” or "help" the families which is usually the verbiage used when donations do not go Directly to the victim base itself.
We will find a way to get the funds directly to the families. We always have.
We have done the same in:
El Paso, TX
Sutherland Springs, TX
Please join with our families across the nation to help our new, unfortunate family of this July 4th parade shooting in Highland Park, IL. They need you now.