Fund benefiting victims of Boulder King Soopers shooting reaches over $2.3 million

Funds to help victims, families of victims and the Boulder community recover from the recent mass shooting has grown to nearly $3 million.

More than 12,000 individuals have contributed to the Colorado Healing Fund donating over $1.32 million, according to the nonprofit, fundraising organization.

King Soopers has committed to a $1 million contribution and dozens of other corporate and business contributions has so far raised $400,000, the fund announced Tuesday.

“The Colorado Healing Fund is extremely grateful to donors throughout Colorado and across the country,” said CHF Board Chairwoman Cynthia Coffman, in a news release. “We hope to help relieve the financial pressure on victims’ families so they can focus on planning final tributes, telling their loved ones’ stories and celebrating their lives.”

Corporate, foundation and business donors include: Instacart, Whole Foods Marketplace, Crocs, AT&T, Altra Running x Jack Rabbit, The John Legere Family Foundation, Thrivent Choice, Shake Shack, SunCor Energy, Synergy Family Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Wells Fargo, Comcast, Denver7, Bobo’s Baked Goods, Kroenke Sports, The Melting Pot, among others.

The fund has already distributed $415,000 to surviving families of victims who were shot dead to support immediate needs, the release said. Early distribution includes “emergency funds to fifteen survivors who were directly in the line of fire in this crime and up to $40,000 in travel funds and other necessities for loved ones of these victims to travel to Colorado.”

Additional distributions will be made including the funding of unmet travel expenses for family members attending funerals and memorial services.

To make a $20 contribution, through a text-to-give campaign with AT&T, text COLORADO to 20222.

 

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