OneOrlando Fund to Begin Payment Distribution
Monday, September 26, 2016 – Orlando, FL – Today, the final distribution plan for the OneOrlando Fund was unanimously approved by the Board. In total $29.5 million was donated to the OneOrlando Fund. Today, the Board approved the allocation of funds to 299 claimants in four categories – deceased, injured with hospitalization, injured with outpatient treatment and present inside Pulse.
The processing of payments from the OneOrlando Fund will begin Tuesday, September 27 with all payments being issued by Friday, September 30.
“In the days and weeks following the Pulse tragedy our community and the world opened their hearts and donated millions of dollars to the OneOrlando Fund. While no amount of money will ever erase the horrific events of that day, we are hopeful support from the OneOrlando Fund will help victims and their families with the healing process,” said Alex Martins, Orlando Magic President and Chair of OneOrlando Board.
Nearly 150,000 individuals and companies from more than 120 countries contributed to the OneOrlando Fund. Additionally, Equality Florida’s GoFundMe page set records for the largest online philanthropic campaign.
Alex Martins, Chair of the OneOrlando Fund Board, will be available for media interviews
Tuesday, September 27 at 10 a.m.
Please arrive by 9:45 a.m.
Amway Center – NBA Interview Room
Media should enter through the security entrance on the NW corner of the building.
The OneOrlando Fund was established through the generosity of businesses, foundations and individual donors. Following the horrific tragedy at Pulse, there was a tremendous outpouring from the community seeking to provide financial support. In response, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the formation of the OneOrlando Fund.
Equality Florida, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida (The Center) and the National Compassion Fund announced a partnership with the OneOrlando Fund to ensure all funds collected for victims are disbursed in a unified process that will expedite funds, ensure transparency and safeguard against fraud.