Crowdfunding Campaign for Orlando Shooting Victims Reaches $4.4M
More than 94,000 people from around the globe have donated.
A crowdfunding campaign set up for the victims of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history has reach more than $4.4 million.
More than 94,000 people from around the globe have donated to the Pulse Victim Fund, according to the campaign's page.
"The outpouring of love and support has been overwhelming. We are working with the city of Orlando, our local partners and national organizations to get our community the help that is desperately needed," reads the latest update."The solidarity from all corners of the world has helped in the slow healing process."
The donation page was created by Equality Florida on Sunday afternoon, hours after a gunman opened fire in a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people and injuring more than 50 others. The gunman was killed by police.
The Pulse Victim Fund received $1 million faster than any GoFundMe campaign in the company's history, Dan Pfeiffer, GoFundMe's spokesman said through Twitter. The page has also raised more funds than any previous campaign, he added.
Numerous celebrities, including Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Big Bang Theory's Melissa Rauch shared a campaign link to their social media followers.
The current goal of the fund is $5 million.
Donations have poured in from others, including Disney, which donated a million dollars to the OneOrlando Fund, a nonprofit created to aid victims. The Orlando Magic also donated $100,000 to OneOrlando.
“We are heartbroken by this tragedy and hope our commitment will help those in the community affected by this senseless act,” Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, said in a previous statement. “With 74,000 cast members who call Orlando home, we mourn the loss of the victims and offer our condolences to their families, friends and loved ones.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up by Equality Florida to help the victims https://t.co/8xwkzrZ0Ru— Melissa Rauch (@MelissaRauch) June 12, 2016