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Two funds are being established in response to Monday’s Navy Yard shooting—-one to help the injured and victims’ families and the other to address the long-term challenges of violence in the region.
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, the same organization that managed the $25 million Survivors’ Fund for victims of the Sept. 11, 2011 Pentagon attack, announced the creation of the two funds today.
“We believe that as a community, we have the power and responsibility to address both the immediacy of the impact of Monday’s tragedy, and make an effort to prevent anything like this from plaguing us in the future,” the foundation’s president Terri Lee Freeman said in a statement.
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