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Intersection: How Far Will $23 Million Go To Help Victims Families & Survivors Of Pulse Shooting?


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Alex Martins, President and CEO of the Orlando Magic and chair of the One Orlando fund. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Alex Martins, President and CEO of the Orlando Magic and chair of the One Orlando fund. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

The One Orlando Fund has raised more than $23 million  for families of victims and survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

The deadline to apply for funds came yesterday, and checks will be mailed out by the end of the month.

Alex Martins of the Orlando Magic, who chairs the One Orlando Fund, talks about why 23 million dollars still isn’t enough.

Martins hopes the fund can raise even more money before the checks are mailed out. And he explains the tricky process of deciding who gets what.

 


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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