OneOrlando Fund


OneOrlando Fund sets Oct. 1 target to distribute money


If that fateful night, Pulse was hosting Latin Night and most of the victims were Hispanic it was a celebration for Hispanics and the GLBT Community.

The unfortunate 49 plus 53 wounded and survivors, were of this same group.

So why are so many non-members in charge of who gets the much-needed help and why this constant slow distributing?

Victims, their families and survivors will have to wait until October before getting any of the 20 plus millions in donations,

Mayor Buddy Dyer said.

Two in-put meetings on how to distribute the money could be on

August 4th at the Amway center?

I am sure that names and photos of the complete committee would set the publics mind at ease?

The OneOrlando Fund plans to distribute the millions of dollars donated in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shootings by Oct. 1,

officials said Friday in an announcement that also named the board of directors.

The board,

chaired by Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins,

includes representatives from both gay and Hispanic organizations

(Who are they)?

as well as major employers and philanthropic foundations.

(Who are they)?

Among them:

Michael Farmer, statewide deputy director of development for Equality Florida Action;

Diana Bolivar, president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando;


Tim Vargas, president of The Center, the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community center of Central Florida.

The fund’s administrator, attorney Ken Feinber

considered the nation’s leading authority on victim compensation

will work with the National Center for Victims of Crime and its National Compassion Fund to oversee the process.

According to a news release from Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer‘s office,

no overhead or administrative costs will be paid out of the OneOrlando donations,

which so far total more than $20 million?

Two town hall meetings, tentatively set for Aug. 4 at the Amway Center,

will be held to get feedback from the victims’ families, survivors and the Orlando community on the proposed distribution.

Officials said claim forms and a deadline for filing them would be announced later.