Although the news cycle here in AZ may not be talking about it much, back in Orlando families are still hurting, grieving, and struggling after the Pulse tragedy. -artist Winter Calkins
When our neighbors have the courage & humility to say “I need help,” we individuals don’t have to judge their need. We can just say, “I hear you.”
#AdoptOrlando portraits boosting awareness for survivor fundraising campaigns with the help of WMFE & The Orlando Weekly this month! “The OneOrlando… Read more ADOPT ORLANDO – FUNDING FOR PULSE SURVIVORS
#AdoptOrlando is establishing itself and we could use your help!
It is crucial to remember that the only people truly qualified to represent the extent of their needs is the affected individuals themselves.
Crammed in a stall w/ 15 others, Swizzy watched 1 of his besties shot, the body falling headfirst into the toilet. Swizzy was 1 of only 9 survivors from that bathroom stall. He is now learning to walk again.
It’s important to recognize the inherent limitations they are faced with: at this time, weeks after the tragedy, the large funds are still primarily negotiating bills and distributing gift cards instead of distributing actual dollars.
$4-7m [each] in medical costs & mental health for victims and survivors of people who died. But [that] doesn’t count the costs for those who are severely injured.
Rodney was working at Pulse, one of the two jobs he keeps to support his three school age children, when he was shot… Read more Rodney Sumter
Javier & his husband both survived Pulse. Now, they need to survive their bills until the end of November to see OneOrlando funds. READ MORE