Colorado’s Tech Community Raises Money for Victims of Aurora Shooting – More Needs to Be Done
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Posted by: Catharine Lurie
Colorado Technology Association works with GivingFirst.org to rapidly raise money to pay burial and medical bills for the victims of Aurora shooting
DENVER – July 24, 2012 – There is immediate need to raise money for the burial costs and medical bills for the victims of last week’s deadly shooting on July 20th at an Aurora Cinema during the midnight screening of The Dark Night Rises. Steve Foster, a former police officer and now President of the Colorado Technology Association was on site the day of the shooting and rapidly raised money to provide for the immediate and long-term needs of the shooting victims.
Colorado Technology Association is appealing to the generosity of the technology community to donate money to the "Aurora Victim Relief Fund” through GivingFirst.org that established a fund for the Aurora Victims in partnership with Governor John Hickenlooper. So far the fund has raised close to $2 million dollars and needs several million more just to cover the immediate medical and burial costs of the victims of last Friday’s tragic shooting.
"We believe in connecting our community and during times of tragedy using the speed of technology to step up and make things happen fast,” said Steve Foster. All Coloradans can quickly use the power of the internet to help the families of this tragedy by pooling resources and donating through GivingFirst.org to rapidly help the current and ongoing needs of the victims of this assault,” Foster, expanded further.
Medical bills are adding up into the several millions for the families of the victims of last week’s shooting and some families can’t afford the burial costs of their loved ones.
"This is a time for all Coloradans to come together and help our community,” Steve Foster continued. "Our technology community is generous and we know our "call to action” to our members and the community at large to donate money to the "Aurora Victim Relief Fund” through GivingFirst.org will be heard.”
For more information on Colorado Technology Association please call (303) 592-4070 or visit ColoradoTechnology.org.