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Orlando Nightclub Massacre

Orlando Nightclub Massacre

Coverage of the Orlando nightclub massacre, June 12, 2016

Comcast NBCUniversal Donates $1M to OneOrlando Fund

Other large companies also have donated as a show of support to victims of the Florida massacre



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    Mourners gather for a candlelight vigil in Orlando, on June 13, 2016, a day after 49 people died and dozens others were wounded in a shooting at Pulse nightclub.

    Comcast NBCUniversal announced Thursday it will donate $1 million to the OneOrlando Fund, which was founded by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer following the weekend shootings at the Pulse nightclub.

    "Like so many other organizations and families in Orlando, those of us at Universal Orlando have lost people who were close to us — team members and members of our extended family," said Tom Williams, chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Parks & Resorts. "We are doing everything we can to take care of the families of those we lost and of all our team members as they grieve."

    Two NBCUniversal employees, and four others associated with the company, were among the victims.

    According to the website for OneOrlando Fund, the money collected will benefit, among others, nonprofits supporting victims and their families, and the LGBTQ, Hispanic and faith communities. The Sunday massacre at a popular gay nightclub left 49 dead and dozens injured.

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    Demetrice Naulings decided to flee a bathroom at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, and lived. His best friend, Eddie Justice, got left behind, and died. Through tears, Naulings talks about that night. "My friend wasn't supposed to die in the bathroom on the floor," Naulings said.
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    The fund has collected at least $3.6 million, WESH Orlando, an NBC affiliate, reported Wednesday.

    A number of other large companies have donated to the OneOrlando Fund as a show of support, including the Walt Disney Company, which announced Tuesday it is donating $1 million.

    Darden Restaurants has donated $500,000 and the JetBlue and the Orlando Magic companies have donated $100,000, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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