Aberdeen Shooting Victims Funds

$555 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 7 months

It is the policy of the foundation to collect and distribute all funds donated equally to the victims of the shooting or their next of kin.​

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Those wishing to mail or deliver a donation in person may do so by visiting or mailing to:

Victoria Russell Foundation
424 N. Union Avenue
Havre de Grace, MD 21078


Howard Bank
3 W. Bel Air Avenue
Aberdeen, MD 21001

Donations must be made payable to the Victoria Russell Foundation Aberdeen Shooting Victims Fund by check or money order. Cash will not be accepted. All funds donated are tax deductible as a 501(c)(3) contribution with IRS ID 81-0943983.


The Victoria Russell Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded to help foster a strong relationship between the community and first responders. The foundation serves four primary purposes:

1. Educating the public about the uniquely difficult challenges faced by families of law enforcement officers, firefighters, corrections officers, dispatchers, and EMS personnel;

2. Supporting families of law enforcement officers, firefighters, corrections officers, dispatchers, and EMS personnel in Harford County who have an exceptional emergency financial need relating to their service;

3. Assisting victims of crimes and their family in exceptional instances of need immediately following a crime in Harford County; and

4. Awarding scholarships to the children of law enforcement officers, firefighters, corrections officers, dispatchers, and EMS personnel in Harford County to attend institutions of higher learning accredited by the United States Department of Education.


J.D. & Melissa Russell established the Victoria Russell in memorial to their daughter who passed away at the age of six weeks at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the University of Maryland Medical Center. After their loss the Russell's were overwhelmed with support from so many in the community including many law enforcement officers and first responders. The Russell’s sought a cause to honor the memory of their daughter.

After the murder of two Harford County Sheriff's Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Deputy First Class Mark Logsdon in Februaury of 2016, the Russell’s felt the best way to honor the memory of their daughter was to help create a non-profit foundation to support and foster positive relationships between both the community and first responders.


The foundations first major fundraising effort was for the victims of the Advance Granite Shooting in Edgewood, MD.

Below Lauren Arikan, VRF Vice President, addresses reporters with J.D. Russell, VRF President, and Major Bill Davis, Harford County Sheriff's Office.

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$555 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 7 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Victoria Russell Foundation Inc
Certified Charity
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Hvre De Grace, MD
EIN: 810943983
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