After a horrific attack in Toronto earlier this week that left 10 dead and more than a dozen injured, a fund set up to help the survivors has raise $1.58 million.
The City of Toronto and the Toronto Foundation established the #TorontoStrong Fund to support survivors, families, and witnesses of the tragic event that took place at Yonge and Finch Ave.
The funds will be split between multiple people, with crisis support through Victim Services at the forefront.
Victim Services is an organization that offers crisis response, intervention and prevention services for those affected by crime and sudden tragedies.
Victim Services will provide emotional support as well as help with fees related to funeral costs, body repatriation, trauma counselling, hotels for family, and child care, according to the #TorontoStrong website.
“We’re really there to make sure that nobody is suffering alone,” Bonnie Levine, executive director of Victim Services Toronto, told the Star.
Next, funding will be allocated to organizations that are committed to helping in the aftermath of the attack.
Finally, charities that work on social issues will also be identified through the #TorontoStrong Fund.
The current goal of the fund is to raise $2 million. You can donate to the fund here or text “Toronto” to 80100.
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