Oregon District Tragedy Fund nearly $3M; how should it be disbursed?

DAYTON — The Community Oversight Committee of the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund will host two public forums later this month to help determine how funds will be disbursed.

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To date, charitable gifts to Dayton Foundation’s tragedy fund total nearly $3 million from 4,300 people, with additional pledges and contributions to be added until the fund closes, according to a release issued Wednesday by the foundation.

The forums will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Sinclair Community College, 444 W. Third St., Building 12, Dayton. Parking under Building 12 will be free for attendees.

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Members of the community are invited to attend either session to share their comments and suggestions about the disbursement of the tragedy funds. A sign language interpreter will be present at both sessions.

The "draft final protocol" will be available to the public for review starting today, Sept. 9 on the Dayton Foundation's website.