Thousands of people have already donated to a GoFundMe page raising money to help the victims of a deadly school shooting in Florida and their families.
As of this writing, more than $200,000 has been raised since the page was launched. During a news conference in Florida Thursday morning, officials said GoFundMe is diligently monitoring its site for fake posts and people looking to offer financial assistance to the victims of the shooting should feel assured their donation will end up in the right hands.
If you want to donate to the GoFundMe, you can do so by clicking here.
Authorities said at least 17 people were killed and more than a dozen others injured in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday. A former student at the school is in custody and faces 17 murder charges, authorities said
Here's what the Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund GoFundMe page says about its cause:
"Broward County Public Schools district is dealing with the unimaginable tragedy that unfolded on February 14th at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
There are no words to express the sorrow that we are all feeling.
Donations raised here will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific shooting.
Together with Superintendant Robert Runcie, the School Board of Broward County, Broward County Mayor Beam Furr and Commissioners, Broward Legislative Delegation and Broward County Public Schools family, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, as well as the entire Marjory Stoneman Douglas community.
We are Broward Education Foundation - the ONLY 501(c)3 direct support organization solely dedicated to raising funds for Broward County Public Schools.
There are no platform fees for using GoFundMe, so 100% of the funds collected after payment processing charges will go directly to the victims and families.
Thank you for your support."