PRESS RELEASE: Highland Park, IL Parade Shooting Victims Fund
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Zachary Blair, (706) 842-8467
VictimsFirst, Comprised of Families of Prior Mass Shootings,
Launch GoFundMe For
Highland Park, IL Parade Shooting Victims
July 4, 2022 – Families of previous mass shootings have started a GoFundMe to help the Highland Park, IL July 4th Parade mass shooting victims. Early reports are that six people were murdered and 26 people were sent to the hospital.
Our hearts ache for all directly impacted on a day of what should have been a celebration.
We have walked this path and know how hard it is. We are families of the deceased, those wounded (some catastrophically), those injured and those who have survived a mass shooting. We work behind the scenes to advocate for victims and help communities that experience these tragedies understand what is needed and how to move forward without re-victimizing those most directly impacted.
To that end, 100% of what we collect will go directly to the victims:
To the victims of this senseless shooting, we are here for you and we are with you. You are never alone. This takes a toll on your body, mind and spirit.
If you need immediate assistance, call VictimsFirst at 706-VICTIMS (842-8467) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For emergency mental health assistance call the National Suicide Prevention line at 1-800-273-8255 or OR text SIGNS to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line.
VictimsFirst is a nonprofit created by surviving victims of mass casualty crime and trusted supporters who have first-hand experiences of the problems and re-victimization that accompany these acts when there is a lack of coordinated effort and/or understanding of what survivors need. We officially became a 501(c)3 in 2021. We have helped to ensure 100% of donations go directly to victims in Uvalde, TX; Buffalo, NY; Collierville, TN; Indianapolis, IN; Boulder, CO; Atlanta, GA; El Paso, TX; Sutherland Springs, TX; and many more.
The Board of VictimsFirst.org