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The National Center for Victims of Crime Remembers the Victims and Survivors of Pulse

​June 12, 2017

One year ago, the lives of countless individuals and the fabric of a community were forever altered. Today, on the first anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting, the National Center for Victims of Crime honors the lives of the victims, the courage and resilience of the survivors, and the compassion of the Orlando community and people around the world.

The outpouring of generosity in the wake of unimaginable horror was extraordinary. The National Center’s National Compassion Fund, together with our community partners Equality Florida and the City of Orlando, distributed over $32 million through the OneOrlando Fund to more than 300 victims and their families.

Support came from every corner of humanity: from individuals, corporations, employees, students, small businesses, alumni groups, and beyond. Whenever we asked for anything for the victims and survivors, the offers were plentiful. Donations ranged from $10 to millions, from lunches for the survivors to plane tickets for family members, and the National Center was privileged to be a part of the collective response. 

As the survivors continue to process their grief and struggle with trauma, we are comforted to know that the light in the world is brighter than the darkness and that kindness and compassion will triumph over hate and violence.  Today and always, we will hold each other closer, honor the survivors, and celebrate Pride the way we know those taken from us would have wanted.


The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. The National Compassion Fund, a program of the National Center, provides a single, trusted way for the public to donate directly to victims of a mass crime and was developed in partnership with victims and family members of past mass casualty crimes, including those from Sandy Hook, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Oak Creek Temple, NIU, Columbine, and 9/11. The Fund serves donors by honoring their intent and crime victims by distributing donations directly to them, in a fair and transparent way.