Hickenlooper: state is raising money for victims

By: KKCO 11 News Email
By: KKCO 11 News Email

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper speaking at a press conference on Saturday, after spending some time at the Aurora shooting suspect's apartment.

Governor Hickenlooper says despite an event like the Aurora shooting, Aurora is one of the safest cities in one of the safest states in the safest county in the world. The governor spent some time visiting the families and survivors at hospitals earlier today to hear their stories. He says there were stories of survivors who helped save other lives that tragic morning.

Governor Hickenlooper says there were a number of people who were injured very badly, some who will go through a lifetime of recovery. Now the state has started raising money for those people.

"We've authorized a transfer, there’s a victim compensation reserve, it's state government. We've authorized the first installment of $200,000 of the 18th Judicial District to make sure we help victims,” he said.

Governor Hickenlooper also discussed the website, GivingFirst.org. He says it's the central location where they're collecting resources. This money will help victims pay medical bills, but also make sure people can have a fair shot at rebuilding their lives.

You can visit the website and click on the link of non-profits helping the victims from the movie theater shooting.

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