OneOrlando Fund drafts plan for money disbursement
Fund has raised $20 million
ORLANDO, Fla. – A draft proposal of the disbursement of the OneOrlando Fund has been made public.
People who are directly impacted by the Pulse tragedy will now have an idea of where they fall in line when it comes to disbursement of the money.
Through the outpouring of love and generosity, the OneOrlando Fund has raised $20 million.
It announced today how that money will be used to assist the families of those who were killed, the victims who were physically injured and the victims who were physically present during the shooting at Pulse nightclub on June 12.
Minerva Mederos lost her husband, Miguel Honorato, in the shooting and the couple has three sons. Mederos. has yet to see any money from the fund.
"My husband was the main provider for our family. He was the one working, and without his income its hard," said Mederos.
Mederos says she is appreciative of the help coming her way, "It would mean the world to me if I could get that extra help for them."
The breakdown for money is as follows:
1. Death claims -- These will receive the highest category of payment.\
2. Physical injury claims, hospitalized -- These victims must have been hospitalized one or more nights starting June 12.
3. Physical injury claims, emergency outpatient --These are victims who were injured and treated on an emergency outpatient basis within 24 hours of the shooting.
4. Individual claims of victims present inside Pulse nightclub during the attack but did not suffer physical injury requiring medical treatment.
Proof of physical presence will be based on law enforcement records.
On Aug 4, two town hall meetings about the OneOrlando Fund will take place at the Amway Center. The first meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 is the last day to file a claim with the OneOrlando Fund.
Payments will begin to be dispersed on Sept. 27.
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