Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Friday, July 1, 2016

OneOrlando plans to distribute funds to Pulse families, survivors by October

Posted By on Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 6:37 PM

  • Photo by Monivette Cordeiro
The city of Orlando says the OneOrlando Fund, the largest collection of money for victims' families and survivors of the Pulse tragedy, plans to disperse millions of dollars by Oct. 1. 

The date is not finalized, but the city says in a press release it wants to distribute the funds as quickly as possible in a transparent manner. Two town hall meetings will be held Aug. 4 at the Amway Center to get feedback from Pulse families, survivors and the rest of the community on the process. 

The final process will by approved by the OneOrlando Fund board chaired by Orlando Magic President Alex Martins and members of the Latino and LGBTQ communities. Once that happens, victims' families and survivors will be able to submit a claim at the OneOrlando website. The city says "no overhead or administrative costs" will be paid using fund money.

The fund is being administered by an expert on victim compensation, attorney Kenneth Feinberg, along with the National Compassion Fund, a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. 

"This week, Equality Florida, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida (The Center) and the National Compassion Fund announced a partnership with OneOrlando to ensure that funds collected are disbursed in a unified process," the press release says. "Combined, the organizations have raised more than $17 million."

Tags: , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 24, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation