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Orlando's family assistance center helps over 200 people after Pulse shooting

ORLANDO — The City of Orlando's family assistance center has helped 94 families and 256 individuals in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

The center is set up at Camping World Stadium, where 35 agencies are assisting victims and families, as well as 65 on-site translators. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said those in need of help do not need to come to the center — a hotline has been set up to assist people remotely.

"We know there are still more individuals and families that need our help so this center is open to anyone who has been directly affected by the tragedy either physically or mentally," Dyer said.

Dyer said funds collected for survivors and families have yet to be distributed because city officials want the process to run as smoothly and transparently as possible.

"We don't want to knee-jerk hand it out, but we want to make sure we hand it out quickly and expeditiously," Dyer said.

The Camping World Stadium is located at 1 Citrus Bowl Place in Orlando. Victims and families can call (407) 246-4357 for assistance.

Orlando's family assistance center helps over 200 people after Pulse shooting 06/17/16 [Last modified: Friday, June 17, 2016 11:01am]
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