How to Donate to the Douglas Victims’ Fund

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GoFundMe

The official Douglas Victims’ Fund.

The Douglas Victims’ Fund

GoFundMeThe official Douglas Victims’ Fund.

People across the US (and beyond) are eager to help those affected by the unspeakable tragedy that unfolded yesterday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. However, an unfortunate and uncommon trend that tends to occur amidst any catastrophic event is the establishment of so-called fundraising campaigns designed to appear legitimate, but are in fact an easy way for predators to exploit tragedies and funnel money away from legitimate causes. As a result, an official GoFundMe campaign has been established, to which people can safely donate funds without fear of misappropriation.


Understanding The Campaign

“Broward County Public Schools district is dealing with the unimaginable tragedy that unfolded on February 14th at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

There are no words to express the sorrow that we are all feeling.

Donations raised here will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific shooting.

Together with Superintendant Robert Runcie, the School Board of Broward County, Broward County Mayor Beam Furr and Commissioners, Broward Legislative Delegation and Broward County Public Schools family, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, as well as the entire Marjory Stoneman Douglas community.

We are Broward Education Foundation – the ONLY 501(c)3 direct support organization solely dedicated to raising funds for Broward County Public Schools.

There are no platform fees for using GoFundMe, so 100% of the funds collected after payment processing charges will go directly to the victims and families.

Thank you for your support.”

Where The Campaign Stands Now

The purpose of the campaign is outlined as follows:

As of right now, the campaign has reached $175,604 of $300,000 goal, and donations are steadily coming in. However, some speculate that the goal may not be nearly enough, considering the ever-growing medical expenses of the victims. Thankfully, there appears to be no end to the generosity of the donors who have pitched in thus far. Whether local residents or simply good samaritans from overseas, yesterday’s tragedy broke a million hearts, and people are eager to do all that they can to help, even if it means chipping in a small amount. No sum is too small, and no one’s donation is overlooked.