Oregon District Tragedy Fund divided among victims

Deadline to seek money from Oregon shooting victim fund approaches

The deadline for victims of the August Oregon District mass shooting to apply for charitable gifts is tomorrow.

Victims who were physically injured and the families or representatives of victims who were killed in the Aug. 4 East Fifth Street massacre have until 6 p.m. Thursday to apply for a gift from the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund.

Applications are available online at www.daytonfoundation.org/OregonDistributions or by email to tragedyfund@daytonfoundation.org.

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Completed applications, including required documentation, must be returned to the Dayton Foundation, 1401 S. Main St., Suite 100, Dayton, 45409.

Those killed in the shooting were: Derrick Fudge, 57; Lois Oglesby, 27; Saeed Saleh, 38; Logan Turner, 30; Nicholas Cumer, 25; Thomas McNichols, 25; Beatrice Warren-Curtis, 36; Monica Brickhouse, 39; and Megan Betts, 22.

According to a protocol devised by a volunteer committee, family members or personal representatives of those killed Aug. 4 will be eligible to share equal amounts of 70 percent of the overall fund balance — about $233,000 per victim’s family.

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Those who were physically injured and required hospitalization for 48 hours or more will divide up 20 percent of the fund balance, with amounts granted according to duration of hospitalization.

Those who were physically injured and released from a hospital or by a private physician or licensed clinician within 48 hours of the tragedy will divide 10 percent of the fund balance, with applicants divided according to victims who suffered gunshot wounds and victims who suffered other injuries.

The fund is still taking contributions until 6 p.m. Thursday. Visit www.daytonfoundation.org for more information. 

Makeshifts memorial can still be seen in the Oregon District nearly three months after the Aug. 4, 2019 mass shooting in which nine people were killed and 27 injured. Residents and business owners say they are still dealing with the trauma caused by the killings.
Photo: Staff Writer

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