D.O.J. Grants Florida $8.5 Million for Pulse Victims

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On Monday, the United States Department of Justice announced it will give $8.5 million to Florida to aid Pulse Nightclub victims, first responders and witnesses. 

It will provide mental health counseling and reimburse the United Assistance Center, which ran at the Camping World Stadium shortly after the shooting.

Related: Citrix Gives to Pulse Victims

The Orlando massacre, which took the lives of 49 people and injured 53 others, was the worst shooting in U.S. history.

According to The Orlando Sentinel, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office received the grant from the DOJ after applying for it.

In another act of generosity, Florida businessman Barry Miller is creating a scholarship to aid gay students. 

Known as The 49 Fund, the scholarship will award award $4,900 each to 10 students annually. The students will need to identify as “out,” have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and enter a higher learning institution full-time.

EDGE Media Network reports Miller will grant special consideration to Pulse survivors and their family members.

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