Following the events at occurred this past Sunday morning, where an armed gunman shot more than 100 club goers at Pulse Orlando, we’ve compiled the top ten things that Orlando residents need to know.

  1. The City of Orlando has asked that all public vigils be suspended/postponed until the OPD is ready to police more events, following the investigation of the shooting.
  2. If you are looking to donate, local groups created an official Go Fund Me page to raise money for the victims. Click HERE or HERE to donate.
  3. The City of Orlando has begun listing the names of the victims on their website. Click here for the list of victims.
  4. 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.
  5.  OneBlood (Website) is still in urgent need for O Negative, O Positive and AB Plasma blood donors. Support has been so overwhelming that they ask that you schedule an appointment by calling 1.888.9.DONATE (1.888.936.6283).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Orange Ave will be closed from Kaley to Grant Sunday and Monday. Use alternate routes (Division, Summerlin and Delaney) to access downtown.
  9. Contrary to some rumors, the FDA has not changed its donation policies and OneBlood is not allowed to accept blood from men who have had sex with other men in the past year.
  10. We will continue to update our “Pulse Shooting: How You Can Help & What Locals Need to Know” post with information as it is released.

 

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Hey Noah, the priority still seems to be O, but if you make an appointment and identify your blood type they can prioritize your type as they need it.

  2. Would you guys know about whether or not I should even donate blood as I am B+? I’d like to donate, but I can go Tuesday, or Wednesday, or ….

  3. I strongly believe that any one can lend a helping hand about the orlando shooting victims which happened and we are using media to ask to give what ever you have to support the US Government. Equality Florida set up a donation page on GoFundMe to support the victims. The fund has raised more than $120,000 from more than 3,000 donors since being set up. kindly reply with the following information to  Mrs Edward Joyce on([email protected]) Or Call 405-303-7049 thank you!

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