At least 49 people (the initial count included the shooter) are dead and more than 50 others wounded after a man opened fire inside the Pulse LGBT nightclub in Orlando early on Sunday morning, an attack that would become the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. While law enforcement officials continue to investigate the horrific event as an act of terrorism and a hate-fueled attack on the LGBT community, a lot remains unclear. But what is clear is that many people affected by the shooting need your help.
Here's a running list of the ways you can help the victims, their families, and the LGBT community:
After putting out an urgent call for blood donations after the shooting, the OneBlood center said it received an overwhelming response, with thousands of Central Floridians lining up to donate, according to a report by the Orlando Sentinel. The organization announced that its donation centers were already at capacity on Sunday, but urged people who'd like to donate their blood to make an appointment and return in the coming days, when more blood will be needed. So, if you live in the area or nearby (find a donation center here), you know what to do.