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How to help people, families affected by Monterey Park mass shooting


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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.

A group of pastors and others join in a prayer circle at the intersection of Garvey Avenue and N. Garfield Avenue in Monterey Park on Sunday, January 22, 2023 to pray for the victims of the mass shooting at the Star Dance Studio. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Hannah Koester, 26, of Pasadena, left, embraces Lor-Shing Hsu, 29, of Alhambra during a prayer circle outside Monterey Park City Hall in Monterey Park on Sunday, January 22, 2023 to pray for the victims of the mass shooting at Star Dance Studio. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

People visit the scene of a mass shooting on Sunday, January 22, 2023 in Monterey Park where 10 people were killed at a dance hall near the community’s Lunar New Year festival. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Sheriff Robert Luna of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, at podium, holds a press conference outside …read more

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