Equality Florida’s GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $3 million to help the victims and families from the pulse gay club massacre.
Over 69,000 people have contributed, including a $100,000 donation from the company:
“We are beyond moved by the support from all corners of the world and all walks of life,” Equality Florida wrote. “We do not know the total costs for the victims of this horrific hate crime, therefore are working to raise as much as possible and disperse the funds as fast as possible.”
Omar Mateen murdered 49 people and injured over 50 at Pulse on Saturday.
They inputted a goal of $100,000, but within 10 hours they raised $1 million. Now they raised their goal to $5 million.
Staff member Ida Eskamani told CNNMoney the organization will “make sure every penny raised goes to supporting these victims.”
Makeup artist Jeffree Star donated $20,000:
“Our community and the rest of the world has spoken volumes by helping out, and it makes me feel less alone in a world where I’m not always accepted,” Star told CNNMoney. He added that he has promoted the fundraiser to his 2.6 million Instagram followers and 626,000 followers on Twitter. “It’s not about the dollar amount, it’s about being a decent person and standing up for human rights.”
Cricket Wireless provided $25,000 while Executive Pride gave $30,000.DONATE
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