Distribution Complete For MSD Victims' Fund

As the one year anniversary of the Parkland tragedy approaches, we're looking back at what happened to all the money meant to help the victims.

In a little more than four months, nearly 37,000 people from around the world donated more than $10-million to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund.

Its chair George LeMieux says the distribution process went smoothly and is complete.

"Our goal was to raise the money as quickly as possible and then get it to the people who needed it as quickly as possible. So the money was all distributed in July."

Families of those who died received $400,000 each. The 17 injured were allocated money based on the severity of their injuries, the duration of their hospital stays and their recovery time. Students on campus who suffered emotionally were offered $1,000.

Negotiations are underway to settle lawsuits against the state.

Coconut Creek's State Representative Kristin Jacobs has proposed a bill to offer $110-million to victims to settle multiple lawsuits.

 

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