Help the families of the victims
Organized by: Nick Murphy
They were the same as everyone, innocent yet they lost their lives. Families, friends and communities all over the country are suffering. Help give back. The donations made will be for the families of the victims. National Center for Victims of Crimes, a nonprofit that helped distribute the proceeds from similar fundraisers after mass shootings in Fort Hood and Chattanooga, to distribute the funds. The funds will be distributed to the families of deceased victims, those injured during the attack, and potentially anyone in the club during the shooting, according to NCVC executive director Mai Fernandez. Recipients will have full discretion on how to use the money -- such as covering funeral costs, medical bills and counseling. One of the earliest donors was singer-songwriter Jeffree Star, who gave $20,000. "Our community and the rest of the world has spoken volumes by helping out, and it makes me feel less alone in a world where I'm not always accepted," Star told CNNMoney. He added that he has promoted the fundraiser to his 2.6 million Instagram followers and 626,000 followers on Twitter. "It's not about the dollar amount, it's about being a decent person and standing up for human rights." The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Central Florida asked counselors from the Orlando area to come in and help field phone calls on a hotline, the Sentinel reports. Those who would like to speak to a counselor can call 1-407-228-1446. Please share this, even if you can't make a donation please share, someone made need help.