GoFundMe page raises $1.3 million for Orlando Shooting victims

Pulse Shooting Victims - GoFundMe Page

A crowdfunding campaign in support of Orlando Pulse shooting victims and their families has pulled in more than $1.37 million on a goal of $2 million.

Equality Florida, the largest LGBT rights group in the state, posted the GoFundMe fundraiser after a gunman killed 50 people and injured 53 at a gay club in the deadliest mass shooting in US history Sunday morning.

More than 35,000 people have made donations to the page in the 22 hours since it began.

Equality Florida will work with attorneys who helped distribute the proceeds from similar fundraisers after the mass shootings in Aurora and Chattanooga.

More than 20,000 of the donations made Sunday were for $1,000 or less.

The largest donor appears to be Executive Prine, an organization that aims to promote LGBT rights in the business community. That organization posted a $30,000 contribution. Other sizable donations came from Cricket Wireless, which gave $25,000, and singer-songwriter Jeffree Star, who gave $20,000.

Equality Florida is also working with other local organizations to coordinate vigils, counseling and blood donations. You can find out more about the organizations services here.

Donations are still being accepted on the GoFundMe page which can be found at Gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund

Written by Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose

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