Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund to give final gifts to victims, families this fall

DAYTON — The Dayton Foundation will continue to accept donations for the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund until September 30.

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The fund will then close with all remaining assets distributed according to the Final Protocol, which was approved by the volunteer Community Oversight Committee last fall.

The Final Protocol identifies three categories for gift distribution: 70 percent to families who lost a loved one, 20 percent to those who were injured and hospitalized for 48 hours or more and 10 percent to those injured, treated and then released from a hospital or private physician.

Nearly $4 million has been contributed to the fund to date.

$3,822,463 was distributed last November to the 47 approved and certified victims who were physically injured and family members whose loved ones were taken in the tragedy. The fund’s current balance is $146,249.

The Dayton Foundation established the fund less than 12 hours after the shooting to accept charitable contributions to help those directly affected by the tragedy.

Any gifts received after September 30 will be distributed to Dayton Children’s for pediatric mental health services.

Donations can be made online or checks can be sent to The Dayton Foundation, 1401 S. Main Street, Suite 100, Dayton, Ohio 45409. “Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund” or “Fund 8365” should be designated on the check memo line.

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