With 7 dead and over 45 injured in the Highland Park mass shooting, there will be many who will need help.
Donations will go directly to the victims so they themselves can decide what they need to cope and manage their trauma.
UPDATE, Sept. 26:
Thank you to everyone who contributed for the Highland Park Victims’ Fund via VictimsFirst. We appreciate your kindness and compassion. We have closed the funds to further donations.
We have collected $937,175.43 in total with online/offline donations and have granted those funds into the Highland Park Community Foundation’s July 4th Parade Shooting Response Fund for Only Categories A, B and C to ensure that victims are directly helped. 100% of what we have collected, every penny, will go directly to victims.
VictimsFirst has also been helping those Highland Park victims -- families of deceased, wounded/injured, and survivors present and in the line of fire -- with direct, financial aid. We learned recently that VictimsFirst was the only one to have provided this kind of help in the Highland Park area. We have also helped those victims/survivors with other resources.
We will continue to help those present/present in the line of fire as our General Victims’ Fund allows.
Thank you, again, to every one of you for donating. In the future, please always make sure that 100% of every dollar you donate goes Directly to victims.
If you still have donations that you would like to get Directly to victims, do as we have and donate to the Highland Park July 4th Parade Shooting Response Fund and Designate your donation for Only Categories A, B and C.
We hope and pray, each time, that we will never have to start another victims' fund again.
From our mass shooting families who comprise VictimsFirst, a big thank you to you all!