IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CLAIMANTS FROM THE FUND ADMINISTRATOR:
THE DEADLINE FOR FILING A CLAIM WITH THE ONEORLANDO FUND IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2016.
Effective 12/31/16 the National Compassion Fund will no longer be accepting donations for Pulse victims. 100% of donations made prior to December 31, will be distributed to Pulse victims. Donations received by mail after the donation period has ended will either be returned to the donor or used for victims of other mass casualty crimes.
It is the goal of the Fund Administrator for the OneOrlando Fund to complete the review of all claims on or before September 26, 2016. The Fund Administrator will authorize payment of all claims to eligible claimants to be issued beginning September 27, 2016.
In the case of conflicting claims submitted for a deceased victim, I urge that families of the victims resolve all issues which may exist with regard to who is the person legally responsible for administering the estate of the deceased and therefore eligible to file the claim.
In the case of conflicting claims which have not been resolved by the deadline for distribution, September 27, 2016, the Fund Administrator will recommend that the allocated funds be deposited with the appropriate Probate Court, to be held in a separate account and to be distributed only in accordance with a valid court order.
The Orlando community experienced a horrendous act of violence on June 12, 2016, when a gunman attacked individuals at Pulse Nightclub killing dozens during LGBT Pride Month. Help support the immediate and long-term complex emotional and physical needs of these victims and their families.
100% of the funds received through the Compassion Fund are distributed directly to victims. Donations to the National Compassion Fund are held separately from general donations to the National Center for Victims of Crime. The Compassion Fund is working closely with Equality Florida, the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization to combine efforts and ensure fair and transparent distribution of the donations received.
For more information on how the National Compassion Fund allows the public to give directly to victims of mass casualty crimes, visit our FAQ.