Praying and holding candles can help make an individual feel better, but to help make a REAL difference, we urge you to donate to the families and victims affected by this terrible event.
Equality Florida, the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization is collecting contributions via this GoFundMe page to support the victims of the horrific shooting at Orlando's Pulse Nightclub.
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 50 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.
OrlandoUnited – Want To Help? Let Us Know
Posted date: June 12, 2016
The City of Orlando is currently working through identifying and contacting victims’ families. As we go through this process we have received a massive outpouring of support and invitations for help. We appreciate all offers and are trying to find the best way to involve our community in the days of recovery.
If you are interested in assisting the City, through volunteering, donations, etc. please fill out the following form. Someone will contact you as soon as possible.