Fund created after Buffalo shooting releases proposal to distribute donations

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WHEC) — One of the funds created after the Buffalo shooting for helping family members of victims and survivors released a plan to distribute the donations it has received.

The plan’s release on Tuesday comes as the Buffalo community marks one month since the shooting at Tops supermarket that killed ten, which police determined was motivated by racism.

The 5/14 Survivors Fund, which Tops and the National Compassion Fund create, will distribute donations to people who suffered from physiological trauma because they witnessed the shooting and Tops employees who couldn’t work because of the shooting. That’s in addition to funding for the families of victims and people who survived being shot.

A nine-page protocol details how the fund’s steering committee will distribute the money and how people can create a claim. The final protocol will be approved on July 23. After that, people affected by the Buffalo shooting can submit a claim online by August 16.

You can still donate to 5/14 Survivors Fund and other charities created in response to the Buffalo shooting. Here’s a link to fundraisers verified as legitimate by GoFundMe.

The Chairs of the committee for the 5/14 Survivors Fund are the president of Buffalo’s NAACP chapter, Rev. Mark Blue and Paul Vukelic from the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.