We’ve put together a resource that we will keep up to date with information that as a local resident you might be looking for. Something you’re looking for that isn’t here? Let us know.
The City of Orlando has set up the Family Assistance Center at the Camping World Stadium for families of those who were involved in the shooting. More on that HERE.
If you are looking to donate, local groups created an official Go Fund Me page to raise money for the victims. This is the official one being managed by The Center, MBA, Hope and Help, Two Spirit Health, Zebra Coalition, Rollins.
Physical donations to the victims in the hospital are being discouraged as the staff is already very taxed, and they’re running out of room. If you would like to donate flowers or memorial items you are encouraged to bring them to the lawn in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue.
The City of Orlando is listing the names of the victims on their website. Click here for the list of victims.
The City of Orlando has issued the following statement on their Facebook page concerning Public Vigils:
There was a massive vigil at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center on June 13 at 7 p.m. and are coordinating another for later in the week. All other vigils and public gatherings are still asked to register with the City to ensure the safety of those attending.
City-wide prayer service at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 14 at First Baptist Orlando (3000 South John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL).
To help aid in the outpouring of support from the community, the City of Orlando is asking those interested in volunteering to fill out a form HERE. City staff will contact you as the need arises and based your area of expertise.
OneBlood is still accepting O Negative, O Positive and AB Plasma blood donors. One Blood is asking those that are not or do not know your blood type to please wait until later in the week and that you make an appointment by calling 1.888.9.DONATE (1.888.936.6283). Please note FDA regulations are still in place for blood donations according to OneBlood.
We’ve listed all confirmed blood donation locations and times HERE.
The GLBT Center and Zebra Coalition are offering counseling services for those who need it. The community can call the Zebra Coalition hotline at 407-228-1446 or 407-822-5036, and counselors will be on site at The Center at 946 N Mills Ave and at the First Unitarian Church at 1901 E Robinson St throughout the day and week.
Checking on Friends
You can use the Facebook Safety Check to let your friends and family know you’re OK by marking yourself safe. And you can also see the status of your friends who have checked in. Victims are being identified on the City’s website here.
Checking on Family
If you are trying to locate family members who you think may have been involved you can call the City’s hotline at 407-246-4357 for more information.
Orlando Health is asking asking families to stay home tonight and to return in the morning at 10 a.m. at the Beardall Senior Center, 800 S. Delaney.
Orange Ave will be closed from Kaley to Grant Sunday and Monday. Use alternate routes (Division, Summerlin and Delaney) to access downtown. We’ve assembled a list of Downtown South businesses, with the aid of Downtown South Main Street, that will need patronage when the streets reopen at the end f the week, HERE.
There are a number of ways the community is reaching out to support those affected by the shootings:
- There are plenty of places to get t-shirts that give back to local causes here in town, but very few are selling shirts in brick and mortar shops. HERE is a list of places where you can grab a shirt and go.
- Floral shops are donating arrangements, click HERE for more information.
- College Park-based Craft a Brew, is selling its new Orlando Strong Ale home beer-brewing kit to raise money for the Pulse Victims Fund set up by Equality Florida.
- The Hammered Lamb is hosting a fundraiser for the employees of Pulse nightclub on Wednesday, June 15, from 4-8 p.m.
- JetBlue is offering free flights to immediate families of the victims. Call 1-800-538-2583 for more information.
- College Park United Methodist is offering free facilities and funeral services for families of the victims. Contact 307-843-7197 for more information. Northland Church is providing free services as well, if interested, contact Sharon Ferreira at 407-949-7189.
- Orlando Weekly is offering free obituaries for victims’ families. Contact [email protected]
- A number of Animal organizations are available to care for the pets of the victims. You can contact the Pixel Fund, Winter Park Lost Pets, or the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando if you know someone who needs assistance.