Last Monday, September 16th, a gunman fatally shot 12 people, and wounded more, at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington DC. Tragically this was the second-deadliest mass murder on a U.S. military base (second to the Fort Hood shooting in 2009).
As someone who frequents Nationals Park and Yards Park, which are just footsteps away from the Navy Yard, the news was hard to swallow. Then again, what mass shooting isn’t hard to hear the news about? Absolutely devastating. Think about all the people who work there and go in and out of the Yard that fight and defend America for a living. Just tragic…
In conversations with my friends, we have wondered about funds and donation outlets to help supports the victims and their families during this horrific time. Here is what I have found through various news resources:
The Navy League of the United States has set up a Washington Navy Yard Survivors Fund, which will “provide financial assistance to those families most affected by the Navy Yard shooting.”
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is collecting donations via The Navy Yard Relief Fund to aid the families of victims.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors is raising money specifically for the families of the 12 victims tragically killed via The Navy Yard Tragedy Family Support Fund.
Please feel free to comment below with any other charities or donations funds to help assist the victims and their families of the tragic Navy Yard Shooting.