City of Columbia Establishes Columbia Cares Fund to Support the Orlando Community After Pulse Tragedy

 
June 23, 2016 (Columbia, S.C.):  In response to the tragic events that occurred in Orlando, the City of Columbia today announced the establishment of the Columbia Cares Fund, a fundraising effort that allows the people of Columbia to collectively support cities across the nation during times of tragedy. To make a donation to the fund, visit www.ColumbiaSC.net/city-council/special-projects.  
 
Donations to the Columbia Cares Fund will be sent collectively to the OneOrlando Fund as a gift from the people of Columbia. There will be no monies from the City of Columbia donated to the Columbia Cares Fund. The OneOrlando Fund was established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to provide a way to help respond to the needs of the Orlando community now and in the time to come, after the effects of the Pulse tragedy. The funds will be administered by the Central Florida Foundation and will support the following areas: 
 

·         Nonprofits that are supporting the victims and families

·         The LGBTQ, Hispanic, faith and other affected communities