UCC Strong Continues Distribution Of Funds To Shooting Victims
Victims of last year’s Umpqua Community College shooting in Roseburg have received another phase of funds from the UCC Strong Committee. In late May $310,000 was distributed to the physically injured and families of the deceased in the October 1st attack.
The UCC Strong Committee formed after a gunman killed nine people at the college. The committee is made up of faith based organizations, members of the UCC administration, and various community members.
This is the fourth phase of funding the group has released to those affected by the shooting.
Brian Prawitz is spokesperson for the committee.
Prawitz: “In the days after the shooting this money started to come in, and the UCC Strong Committee feels that the intent of the donors was to make sure that money got to the families of people who had lost someone that day or who were physically injured, and phase four basically addresses that.”
Prawitz says at the end of May UCC Strong had disbursed just over $1 million. He says in the first three phases money also went to people who were on campus the day of the shooting and first responders, and community healing efforts.