June 13, 2016

Orlando: What we can do

On behalf of all the staff at NTEN, I want to express our deepest sympathies to those affected by the tragedy in Orlando. More than anything, NTEN is a community. We stand with the LGBTQA and Latinx community targeted in this horrible attack. We stand with the Muslim community who will no doubt deal with the repercussions from one person’s actions.

Our heart goes out to those in Orlando, and those helping the victims and their families. There are several ways you can help: Consider donating blood with OneBlood or other blood donation centers in your area. See Equality Florida for updated news and information.

Update, 6/15: Equality Florida has set up a “Support Victims of Pulse Shooting” GoFundMe page. The GLBT Community Center of Central Florida is offering crisis services to the families, friends, and others affected by the mass shooting.

Update, 6/14: The Orlando Tech4Good organizers have created a central place for people to support the victims and their families. Visit www.orlandogives.org to find out how to volunteer, donate food or water, or make a monetary donation.

Please share messages of support, tips, and links to community@nten.org and we will share with the wider NTEN network.

Amy Sample Ward
Driven by a belief that the nonprofit technology community can be a movement-based force for positive change, Amy is NTEN’s CEO and former membership director. Her prior experience in direct service, policy, philanthropy, and capacity-building organizations has also fueled her aspirations to create meaningful, inclusive, and compassionate community engagement and educational opportunities for all organizations. Amy inspires the NTEN team and partners around the world to believe in community-generated change. She believes technology can help nonprofits reach their missions more effectively, efficiently, and inclusively, and she’s interested in everything from digital equity to social innovation.
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