Donate to the GoFundMe for Aaron Feis, the football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who sacrificed his life to save students, as well as GoFundMe pages for other victims and survivors of the attack.
Feis was one of the 17 who died in the February 14, 2018 shooting at the high school in Parkland, Florida.
Witnesses reported that Feis threw himself in front of other students to shield them from a barrage of bullets. He leaves behind a wife and a small daughter.
The Douglas Gridiron Club, the booster club for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football team, launched a GoFundMe for Feis.
As of Saturday, February 17, 2018, it had raised $142,000 of its $150,000 goal.
The Broward Education Foundation created an official fund for the victims of the Valentine’s Day attack and their families.
As of Saturday, February 17, 2018, it had reached more than $1.2 million toward its $2 million goal.
Lastly, here is a GoFundMe official landing page for campaigns for several victims and survivors of the attack on the Parkland, Florida school.
All the pages at this link are confirmed by GoFundMe as legitimate.
As of February 17, 2018, only a handful of GoFundMe campaigns on that landing page were short of their goals.
Pages for Maddy Wilford, who was seriously wounded in the attack, but survived with serious injuries.
A page devoted to Maddy and her mother, Missy, has received more than $54,000 in pledges toward its $60,000 goal:
A second page devoted exclusively to Maddy and her medical expenses was at just over $6,000 against a goal of $20,000:
The page for student Meadow Pollack, who has about $63,000 against a goal of $100,000:
The page for athletic director and wrestling coach Chris Hixon is nearing its $15,000 goal, with about $14,800 pledged:
The page for student Martin Duque, which has drawn about $5,500 of its $10,000 goal:
And a page for student Alex Schachter, which is more than $9,300 of the way toward its $10,000 goal:
A note: We at OTYCD intend to nurture and encourage the movement sparked by the Margory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting by devoting one post at least every other week to gun safety-related issues.
The reason that the NRA has a death grip on Congress, and in particular, GOP Congressfolk, is that NRA members get off their asses and call if there’s a whisper of a muttering of a hint that a law might pass that could impose even the slightest imposition on ownership of guns in America.
That’s what the politicians are afraid of. It’s not just that some of them get metric buttloads of money for their campaigns from the NRA. Those who embrace the NRA’s outlook pounce on their phones and berate their representatives the instant they think their beloved guns are under threat.
So, yes, it’s on us to shout back.
We have to adopt the tactics of those who support the NRA.
We have to call our representatives often to make it damn clear that the status quo is unacceptable, and we want common-sense gun safety laws.
OTYCD will start out with one weekday post every two weeks, at minimum, that has to do with improving gun safety and pushing back against the NRA.
We do this in honor of the Parkland victims, and all victims of mass shootings in America, and everyone who has been fighting to change our laws on firearms all along.
If Trump finally bows to the will of Congress and imposes the sanctions against Russia for messing with the 2016 election, we will switch to devoting one post per week to these issues.
Honor the victims of the Parkland shooting, and all other shootings, by stepping up and calling your reps about common-sense gun safety laws, and by supporting politicians who have low grades from the NRA, and voting out those who do the NRA’s bidding.
#NeverAgain. For the love of all that is right and good, Never Again.