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Disney, Darden, Orlando Magic among donors to new city fund for shooting victims, others

June 14, 2016

A new fundraising effort by the city of Orlando for victims of the terror attack on Pulse nightclub near downtown has already attracted big-name donors like Walt Disney Co. and Darden Restaurants Inc.

The city created the new OneOrlando Fund, which will support not only the victims of the mass shooting on June 12 and their families, but also the LGBT community, the Hispanic community and other affected communities, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced on June 14.

The OneOrlando Fund is a project of the nonprofit Strengthen Orlando Inc., and distribution of funds will be administered by the Central Florida Foundation, which is involved with efforts for more than 400 charitable funds, the release said.

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