Theater victims’ families nearing agreement with non-profits
AURORA, Colo. — The families of the Aurora theater victims hope to finalize a plan Wednesday night that will release money donated after the attack in July.
Victims and their family members held a news conference last week to complain that the money being given to the 7/20 Recovery Fund wasn’t going to victims and wasn’t being distributed quickly enough.
Perhaps the biggest complaint the victims’ families voiced at that press conference was their lack of representation of the decision-making body responsible for the disbursement of donation funds. This pending agreement would change that.
If reached, the agreement with the non-profits Giving First and the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance would create a new committee made up of victims, their family members and community members which will free up the donation funds within 45 days.
About $5 million has been donated to the fund thus far.