From Staff Reports
Early Sunday morning, a gunman opened fire at an Orlando nightclub, leaving 50 people dead, including the shooter, and dozens injured. East Tennessee State University has activated its ETSU Response website to provide information on how to support victims of the attack at the Pulse Orlando club.
The website, www.etsu.edu/response, provides a link to the Equity Florida website for those who wish to contribute online. It also provides links to three local blood donation organizations and to support services for ETSU students and employees who may have been affected by this disaster.
In addition, the website gives details on the candlelight vigil planned Monday, June 13, at 8 p.m. at Founders Park, 74 Wilson Ave., Johnson City, sponsored by the Pride Community Center of the Tri-Cities.
The ETSU Response website has been used several times in the past to give individuals a way to provide assistance for victims of disasters both near and far, including the April earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan, the earthquake in Nepal in 2015, the tornadoes in Greene County and tsunami in Japan in 2011, and the Millercrest Apartments fire in Johnson City and earthquake in Haiti in 2010.
For more information, call the ETSU Office of Student Affairs at 439-4210.