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‘One Fund El Paso’ approves funding for victims of Aug. 3 Walmart mass shooting

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One Fund El Paso says 363 applications were approved to receive funding of the nearly $12 million donated to support Aug. 3 mass shooting victims.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA TV) -- One Fund El Paso on Monday approved the final distribution of the $11,518,558.30 in donations to the victims of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at the Cielo Vista Walmart.

Of the 441 applications received a total of 363 were approved by the National Compassion Fund.

One Fund El Paso received a total of $11,833,588.30 in donations after the Aug. 3 mass shooting that left 22 people dead. Of that, $315,000 were distributed to provide immediate assistance to victims confirmed by law enforcement between August and November.

The remaining $11,518,558.30 will be distributed among the 363 approved applications, an average of nearly $32,000 per application, but it's not been made public how that will be divided up.

The National Compassion Fund will handle the distribution of that portion of the donations.

"The significant funds raised is a testament to the strength and generosity of this community," Jeffrey R. Dion, Executive Director of the National Compassion Fund, said. "We are extremely grateful to the community partners who helped survivors submit their applications, and those who validated victims' presence and treatment to instill confidence in our process."

The application process for victims ran from Oct. 10 - Nov. 25. Victims could apply for benefits in one of four categories -- death; long-term injury; short-term injury; and psychological trauma.

The United Way of El Paso County and the County of El Paso will open the El Paso United Family Resiliency Center on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 6314 Delta Drive. It will offer ongoing programs, services and support to those impacted by the Aug. 3 mass shooting.

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Erik Elken

Erik Elken co-anchors ABC-7’s flagship newscasts.

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