On April 15, 2013, Boston - and the world - was rocked by an act of terrorism that seemed unfathomable. The Boston Marathon bombing changed our city forever. In the immediate aftermath, colleagues in the philanthropic sector looked for ways to support those directly affected by this horrific act, and three days later Associated Grant Makers hosted a webinar to share information about The One Fund Boston established Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino to support the victims and families. We had participants from all over the country turn their attention to Boston and extend support.
I was truly heartened by the way our community pulled together in the aftermath of that terrible April day in Boston, but what really astounded me was the level of support extended from all over the world. As Florida nonprofits and philanthropic organizations address the short-term and long-term needs of the community, there are many ways to help much like we were aided in our time of need.
Executive Director, Associated Grant Makers
Originally posted June 14, 2016
Updated June 17, 2016
From Florida Philanthropic Network:
- Nonprofits that are supporting the victims and families
- The LGBTQ, Hispanic, faith and other affected communities
- Underlying causes of this tragic event (not related to policy or advocacy)
- Other needs we cannot anticipate until we face them
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the formation of the OneOrlando Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to provide a way to help respond to the needs of thecommunity, now and in the time to come, after the effects of the Pulse tragedy.
Our Fund Foundation, a community foundation whose mission is to support South Florida's LGBTQ agencies, is collecting tax-deductible donations. 100% of the tax-deductible funds raised through Our Fund will be donated to the nonprofits in Orlando supporting survivors and victims' families and friends and their efforts to restore peace, joy and wellness to Orlando's LGBTQ community. To make a tax-deductible donation through Our Fund, visit https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/OurFund/Orlando.html
Florida Governor Rick Scott announced the activation of the Florida Disaster Fund following yesterday's terror attack in Orlando. 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, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org.
The City of Orlando is also coordinating volunteers and donations for those located in Central Florida. You can fill out an online form, and someone will contact you regarding services and donation needs.
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Equality Florida @EqualityFL
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