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Number of applicants for multi-million dollar El Paso shooting victims’ fund is revealed

EL PASO, Texas -- One Fund El Paso, the organization created to handle donations for victims in the wake of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at the Cielo Vista Walmart, said it had received over 366 applications as of Friday night's deadline to apply for aid.

The organization told ABC-7 that of the applications it had received, 31 were from family members of shooting victims who died, 35 were from victims claiming physical injuries and another 300 were received from people saying they suffered psychological trauma.

What happens next?

"We have to take the next couple of weeks to review everyone's application... make sure it's correct, make sure it's true and bonafide so that we can disperse the funds with integrity, with confidence according to the severity of the impact everyone felt on August the third," explained Sanjay Mathur, the program officer for the El Paso Community Foundation.

The fund has raised over $9.3 million in gifts from the public that it plans to disperse by year's end.

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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  1. Only family who lost loved ones should get it. Psychological trauma, BS. Get over it snowflakes. Man up and get on with your life. I did, even after being shot at numerous times in Vietnam.

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