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GoFundMe for Florida shooting victims raises $678k

  • A GoFundMe campaign started by the Broward County Public Schools had raised $695,050 as of 8:30am ET on Friday 
  • The campaign was started less than 24 hours before that 
  • More than 12,000 people have contributed to the fund, which will benefit the families of the victims 
  • Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has already promised to pay for the funeral expenses of the 17 killed with funds from her office 

A fundraising campaign for the victims of Wednesday’s Florida high school shooting has raised more than $695,000 in less than 24 hours. 

As of 8:30am ET Friday, the GoFundMe campaign started by the Broward County Public Schools had raised $695,050 or a $750,000 goal. 

More than 12,000 people have contributed to the campaign so far. 

A GoFundMe campaign started by the Broward County Public Schools had raised $695,050 as of 8:30am ET on Friday 

The campaign was set up to 'provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific shooting'. The school district called the shooting an 'unimaginable tragedy'

The campaign was set up to ‘provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific shooting’. The school district called the shooting an ‘unimaginable tragedy’

The campaign was set up to ‘provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific shooting’. 

The school district called the shooting an ‘unimaginable tragedy’. 

‘There are no words to express the sorrow that we are all feeling,’ the page reads. 

Those who contributed to the fund came from all across the country, as far away as California, New Jersey and Texas.

Many left messages of support for the victims.

‘My heart hurts for all the families involved in this cowardly act. May God help you through this horrible time in your lives,’ one user named Murray Lichter wrote. 

One thing this money won’t go is to the funeral expenses of the 17 killed by gunman Nikolas Cruz. 

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has already promised to pay with those with money from her office.  



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