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.
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.