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Donations Pouring Into GoFundMe Account for Orlando Mass Shooting Victims

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What to Know

  • Over 22,000 people donated to the GoFundMe account for the Orlando mass shooting victims within the first 10 hours.

Across the country and around the world, people are doing all they can to help the victims of the tragic Orlando mass shooting.

Thousands turned out at blood banks in an effort to provide hospitals with enough supplies to help those shot early Sunday morning inside the Pulse nightclub.

A GoFundMe account was been set up to help those affected. Within the first four days, over $4.76 million has been donated. Initially, the goal was set at $1 million, but has increased up to $7 million after such a high demand.

To donate to the fund, click here.

Another way to donate is through the OneOrlando Fund, set up the city's mayor, Buddy Dyer. OneOrlando is aimed at helping non-profit groups who are working with victims and their families in all affected communites.

Comcast NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke announced that the company would donate $1 million to the fund in an effort to help. If you would like to donate to the OneOrlando Fund, click here.

To donate to the fund for South Florida resident Laura Vargas, click here.

For tips on how to avoid donation scams click here.

In addition, Gov. Rick Scott announced the activation of the Florida Disaster Fund following the attack. The Florida Disaster Fund will help provide financial support to organizations that serve survivors, their families, and all those in need. To make a contribution, click here.

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida's official private fund established to assist Florida's communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster.

Donations may be made by credit card on the website or by check to the below address. Checks should be made payable to the Volunteer Florida Foundation and should include "Florida Disaster Fund" in the memo line.

Volunteer Florida Foundation
Attention: Florida Disaster Fund
3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180
Tallahassee, FL 32311

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