Vigil in response to the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting in Minneapolis. Credit: Fibonacci Blue (CC BY 2.0)

Vigil in response to the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting. Credit: Fibonacci Blue (CC BY 2.0)

Americans are responding in different ways to help the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Terror struck when a gunman opened fire on the gay nightclub in the early hours of June 12. The terrorist attack left at least 49 people dead and 53 wounded in the deadliest mass shooting on U.S. soil. Even in light of such terror, people were quick to respond with help. 

Within hours after the attack, an Orlando blood bank said they were already at capacity for donations and had to turn away donors, asking them to return in the following days. Chick-fil-A broke it’s own corporate policy of being closed on Sundays and fired up their grills to provide food for blood donors. JetBlue Airlines is offering free flights to and from Orlando for family members of the victims. The U.S. Catholic bishops, along with Pope Francis, have called for faithful to pray for the victims and their loved ones. Many crowdfunding campaigns have been set up to help cover funeral costs for the victims and provide financial assistance for their families. Vigils across the country have already been set up in memory of the victims.

With so many different ways to respond to this attack, we want to know what you’re doing to help the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. Giving money? Donating blood? Praying? Take our poll below and let us know.

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