Learn ways to support Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, site of the Valentine’s Day 2018 shooting that killed 17 and injured 14.
Earlier we published a blog post on GoFundMe pages for the families of victims of the shooting in Parkland, Florida.
This is a landing page for merchandise and fundraisers that help students and staff of the school.
Update, March 2018: Staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and members of its Gridiron Club have created a GoFundMe for a scholarship to commemorate Coach Aaron Feis, one of three teachers and coaches who lost their lives in the Valentine’s Day 2018 shooting. As of March 18, 2018, the page counted pledges of $10,545 against a goal of $50,000. The page also lists the criteria for the proposed scholarship.
Also, Anthony Borges, a 15-year-old student who was shot five times while trying to close and lock a classroom that held at least 20 other people, is still hospitalized. On March 8, 2018, doctors sent him back to intensive care; ten days later, it is unclear if he has become well enough to leave.
Read news articles about Borges, his heroic actions, and his hospitalization:
Borges faces more operations, and his medical bills will be large and daunting. As of March 18, 2018, a GoFundMe set up to help him and his family has collected just over $700,000 against a goal of $1 million:
Purchase #MSDStrong merchandise from the school’s official store. You can also sponsor a shirt for an MSD student (please be patient while waiting for delivery; packing and shipping is a volunteer-led effort):
While it’s well-known that MSD students are planning a March for Our Lives protest in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2018, less well-known is the fact that a March for Our Lives event will happen in Parkland, Florida on that day.
Donate to the Parkland, Florida March for Our Lives event through its GoFundMe page (as of March 4, 2018, it had raised more than $13,000 toward its goal of $500,000):
Follow the Parkland March for Our Lives event on Twitter:
The student journalism program at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School opened a GoFundMe on the day of the shooting. Its projects include the school yearbook. As of March 4, 2018, the page had just exceeded its goal of $30,000, but it remains open:
While it appeared in the OTYCD post on the MSD victims GoFundMes, we’re repeating the link to the MSD Victims’ Fund page. The money raised will help the victims and survivors of the attack. As of March 4, 2018, it had reached $2.6 million of its $3 million goal: