Individuals can support people and families affected by the Monterey Park shooting on Saturday, Jan. 21, by donating directly to verified fundraisers on GoFundMe.
The fundraising website has launched a page dedicated to the victims and their families who were wounded or killed in a mass shooting at a dance studio in Monterey Park, following a Lunar New Year celebration. The page currently has one verified fundraiser from the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Classroom of Compassion, raising $2,500 for resources, supplies, and travel to support the “emotional wellness’” of the local community.
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According to GoFundMe, the website’s Trust and Safety team will update the page with fundraisers as they are verified.
Geoff Jennings, the owner of Nomad Ice Pops in San Gabriel, has also promised to donate 20 percent of monthly January sales to relief funds for the victims. He noted that some injured victims may be facing huge hospital bills as a result.
“When it strikes so close to home, I wanted to do what little we could do to help,” said Jennings, who had attended previous Lunar New Year celebrations in Monterey Park.
Nomad Ice Pops is located at 415 S. Mission, #A, in San Gabriel.
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment