Thanks to the National Compassion Fund, helping the victims of the Fort Hood tragedy is as easy as sending a text.
Created by the National Center for Victims of Crime to help the victims of mass casualty crimes such as the shooting at Fort Hood or the Aurora movie theater massacre, the National Compassion Fund allows donors to give to a dedicated charity focused only on the tragedy at hand. All administrative costs for the National Compassion Fund are paid by private donors, meaning all money donated by the public goes directly into the hands of victims.
The Fund was started after many victims of mass crimes and disasters, such as Hurricane Sandy, discovered that millions of dollars had been raised in their names, but kept by the so-called “charities” that raised the money by playing on public sympathy. Some of the fund raising activities of these organizations even used the likenesses of victims and their family members without obtaining permission, and without paying a dime for the right to do so.
Fort Hood has endured two mass shootings in the past five years. The most recent, on April 2, left three people in addition to the shooter dead and 16 people injured. Some of the wounded remain in critical condition.
To donate, you can text “SURVIVOR” top 84465. A ten dollar donation will be added to your phone bill. You can also donate by mail. Please make checks payable to the “National Compassion Fund” and mail them to:
National Center for Victims of Crime
Mail Code 77
PO Box 11839
Newark, NJ 07101-8138
Please visit the National Compassion Fund for more information.