Pulse victims' families, survivors can start filling out claims for OneOrlando Fund


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Victims' families and survivors of the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse that killed 49 people and injured countless others will now be able to fill out claim forms to qualify for some of the $23 million raised by the OneOrlando Fund. 

The claim forms can be found here. Once the forms are filled out, they must be notarized and mailed to this address, with forms postmarked by Sept. 12:
National Compassion Fund: OneOrlando Fund
c/o National Center for Victims of Crime 
2000 M Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036
Four categories of people are eligible for the funds, including: 

- Family members of the 49 deceased victims killed in the club. 
- Survivors who were physically injured and hospitalized for one or more nights between June 12 and Sept. 12 due to injuries from the mass shooting. 
- Survivors who were treated for their injuries at an Orlando-area hospital on an emergency out-patient basis and were released without an overnight hospital stay. 
- Survivors who were present at Pulse during the mass shooting but did not suffer physical injury requiring medical treatment, based on proof of their physical presence from law enforcement records. 

OneOrlando plans to start distributing the funds to approved claimants on a rolling basis starting Sept. 27. 

For helping filling out the claim forms, email OneOrlando@ncvc.org or call (855) 484-2846. Visit OneOrlando.org for more information.