Following the devastating shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School located in Parkland, Florida, Broward Education Foundation, the direct support organization solely dedicated to raising funds for Broward County Public Schools, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $600,000 for the victims of the incident.
On Wednesday (Valentine’s Day), the alleged shooter, who was a former student of the high school, walked into the building and killed at least 17 and injured 14. He was eventually caught and is facing 17 counts of premeditated murder.
While sharing details about the campaign, The Foundation reported:
“Together with Superintendent Robert Runcie, the School Board of Broward County, Broward County Mayor Beam Furr and Commissioners, Broward Legislative Delegation and Broward County Public Schools family, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, as well as the entire Marjory Stoneman Douglas community.”
All funds from the GoFundMe campaign will go towards providing relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific shooting. The foundation also noted that there are no platform fees for using GoFundMe, so 100% of the funds collected after payment processing charges will go directly to the victims and families.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Florida Attorney General, Pam Bondi reportedly stated that the state will pay for the victims’ funerals. Therefore, the funds from the GoFundMe will go directly to the families.
Since its launch earlier today, the campaign has raised more than $500,000 from over 9,100 supporters.
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