Saturday, April 21

Donors respond to VA Tech shooting

The Washington Post ran another story today on the response of donors from around world who turned to fundraising in response to the tragedy.

People want to do something. For most, that means giving money.

"It really has been amazing, the number of people who have been calling from all over the world asking how they can make a donation," said Chuck Lionberger, a volunteer at the emergency phone center set up by Virginia Tech's university relations office. "Many that I have personally spoken to have been in tears. There's been such an outpouring of emotion and effort on behalf of the university."

The article cites Jane Stringer, the director of gift accounting for the school, as saying the priority is providing help to the victims and their families. The article also says the school hasn't decided whether that will mean financial support or medical or funeral assistance.

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