ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando community is rallying together after the mass shooting and senseless killing of 49 people and wounding of 53 others in the Pulse night club. There are several ways that you can help the families of the victims and the survivors.
Volunteer with #OrlandoUnited:
You can assist the city of Orlando, through volunteering by going to the city's website. More information here: http://www.cityoforlando.net/blog/orlandounited-want-to-help-let-us-know/?
Donate to the Pulse Employee Recovery Fund:
The owner of Pulse has created an online fundraising site to benefit employees of the nightclub. You can donate via the PayPal system at www.pulseorlandoclub.com, or you can donate by mail to Pulse Employee Recovery Fund LLC. All checks can be made out and sent to Pulse Employee Recovery Fund, 465 S. Orlando Ave., No. 213, Maitland,Florida, 32751
If you are fluent in Spanish you can email Info@HispanicChamber.net with your name, email address and phone number to become a translator and help the city of Orlando. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando is forwarding names to the city of Orlando to be a translator. There will be counselors to support translators in dealing with the situation.
Business that are offering to help:
On Monday, June 20, Jeremiah's Italian Ice will donate 100 percent of its net proceeds from its 14 locations to Equality Florida's GoFundMe account.
On Saturday, June 18, Sus Hi Eatstation is donating 100 percent of its proceeds from the, UCF and Altamonte Springs locations to Equality Floridia's GoFundMe account.