OneOrlando.life is a non-profit helping the lives affected by the Pulse Night Club tragedy that occured on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. All profits from our products are to support those in need #OrlandoStrong
ONE ORLANDO LIFE, INC. is a 501(c)(3) organization who wants to make a difference in our communities. Our company was started after the tragic event that happened early Sunday morning at Pulse Night Club in Orlando, FL on June 12, 2016. We created a simple t-shirt design that people can wear by donating $20 to help give back to the families and victims who were affected. We raised over $25,000 in less than a few weeks and donated 100% of the profits to the ONE ORLANDO FUND.
We continue to look for ways to help other communities pull together after tragedy strikes. We believe that hope can rebuild and that love will always win.
We want to thank you for your continued support for our friends, our neighbors, our loved ones, and our city - The City Beautiful! #OrlandoStrong
Words cannot adequately convey the depth of the horror and grief in Central Florida in the wake of what now ranks as the worst mass shooting in American history.
Orlando now tragically sits atop a list of infamy, sharing the sorrow of Virginia Tech, Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo.
We will not — we must not — let Sunday’s heinous act of brutality and cowardice define our community.
As terror has struck other cities around the world in recent months — Paris, Brussels, San Bernardino — our shock and anger have been mixed with a growing sense of unease. Orlando, as one of the world’s most popular and iconic destinations for travelers, and a community that proudly cherishes its diversity, has long been considered a high-value target for would-be terrorists.
Now it appears our worst fears have been realized.
Investigators on Sunday were sorting out the details of the massacre following the carnage in the early-morning hours at Pulse Orlando, a gay-themed night club. They were studying what could possibly have motivated the shooter, identified by police as 29-year-old Omar Mir Seddique Mateen of Port St. Lucie, the U.S. born son of Afghan parents. He is said to have been investigated by the FBI for possible ties to Islamic extremism, though he had not been charged. He reportedly declared his allegiance to the Islamic State, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida said ISIS had claimed responsibility for the massacre. But Mateen's father insisted his son was motivated by hatred of homosexuals.
Whatever conclusions investigators might reach, the loss of at least 50 souls, and the wounding of dozens more innocents, is an unbearable blow for any community. We join with the families, friends and neighbors of victims in mourning them. An outpouring of love and support from Central Florida is the bare minimum due them.
Beyond offering our abundant prayers and sympathy, we must ensure that those who survive — who will forever carry the scars from the trauma — know that they are not alone today, tomorrow or in the months and years to come.
Let our community define itself by our unequivocal response: United.
June 13, 2016. The Orlando Sentinel