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HOW TO HELP: Community members start fundraisers to help victims of Club Q shooting

Posted at 12:47 PM, Nov 20, 2022

COLORADO SPRINGS — Members of the community have started several fundraisers to help the victims of the Club Q shooting.

Late Saturday night, first responders rushed to the scene of a shooting at Club Q nightclub in Colorado Springs, where police say 5 people were killed and 17 others were injured.

GoFundMe has verified three fundraisers that are listed below:

  • Support for the Club Q Families and Survivors
    • Faith Haug of Good Judy Garage, a small business in Denver, launched the fundraiser to raise funds for the families of the victims killed in the tragic shooting, as well as to help those injured with medical expenses. 
  • Victims of Club Q Colorado Springs Mass Shooting
    • Greg Resha of Colorado Springs, a former employee of Club Q, launched the fundraiser to help the families of the victims, as well as those who were injured.
  • Classroom of Compassion in Colorado Springs, CO
    • Classroom of Compassion is a nonprofit organization aimed at creating public mourning spaces for communities following a tragedy. The fundraiser is meant to help the Colorado Springs community heal. They will be traveling to Colorado Springs this week to create five public altars honoring the victims killed in the shooting. 
  • Fundraiser for Tara (DJ T-Beatz) injured @Club Q
    • Crys Lucero, a friend of Tara's, organized this fundraiser with permission from her family. The money raised will go directly toward Tara's family. Tara DJ'd frequently at Club Q.
  • Support Slaugh family, victims of Club Q shooting
    • Summer Westerbur is hosting this fundraiser on behalf of a friend of Mark Slaugh, whose siblings Charlene and James Slaugh were injured during the Club Q shooting. The siblings were at Club Q for a fun night of dancing.
  • Club Q Victims Fund
    • Victims First, Inc. is a nonprofit organization. The fund is for the victims and survivors of the Club Q shooting, and 100% of the proceeds go towards victims.
  • Colorado Springs LGBTQIA Q Club Shooting Relief
    • Jacob Cohen has organzied this fundraiser to benefit the Colorado Healing Fund, which assists local communities with the needs of victims of mass tragedies.
  • Pride Center for Colorado Springs - Club Q
    • Summer Westerbur is a queer business owner who is in partnership with Sunserve Florida, a nonprofit, and local LBTQ leaders. Donations will go towards helping build a Pride Center in Colorado Springs. The original Colorado Springs Pride Center closed in 2015.
  • Family expenses for the loss of Derrick Rump
    • Derrick Rump is one of the victims of the Club Q shooting. Rump was a bartender at Club Q, and the nightclub was a second home to him. His sister, Julia Kissling is organizing this fundraiser to help with family expenses.
  • Club Q Victim
    • Cassandra Marlow is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Jericho Loveall. Loveall was shot at Club Q, and all proceeds will go to Jericho's wife, Christina, and the Loveall family.
  • Medical Expenses for Colorado Springs Survivor
    • Aurora Carlisle Nicole is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Barrett Hudson. Hudson requested this GoFundMe to assist with medical bills. Hudson, who recently moved to Colorado Springs from Charlotte, North Carolina, was shot 9 times at Club Q.
  • Raymond Green Vance
    • Adriana Vance, the mother of Raymond Green Vance, is organizing the fundraiser. Raymond Green Vance was one of the victims of the Club Q shooting. Proceeds will go towards bringing the family together during this time.
  • Kelly Loving Legacy Fund
    • Robert Coleman, Kelly Loving's sister, is organizing this fundraiser. Kelly Loving was a victim of the Club Q shooting. This GoFundMe will support organizations and charities that make a difference for nonbinary individuals.
  • Club Q family Fundraiser
    • Tiara Kelley, a producer at Club Q, organized this GoFundMe for the staff at Club Q.
  • Ryleigh Paugh College Fund
    • Ryleigh Paugh is the daughter of the late Ashley Paugh. Donations will go towards Riley Paugh's college fund. Ashley Paugh was a victim in the Club Q shooting.
  • Official Club Q Fundraiser
    • Matthew Haynes, one of the owners of Club Q, is organizing this fundraiser to ensure that funds will go towards Club Q's staff and entertainers. Any remaining funds will go towards remodeling the club, and creating an official Club Q memorial for the victims of the shooting.

The Colorado Healing Fund is another option to provide support via organizations in Colorado. You can find that link here.

The fund provides the safest way for people to donate and makes sure that the funds go to the victims and their families.

The fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2018 by a group of victim advocates and community leaders. The organization partners with the Colorado Crisis Education Network, the Colorado Department of Public Safety and the Colorado Department of Transportation. Initial funding was provided by the Colorado Attorney General's office upon the creation of the non-profit.

There are also free and reduced therapy services being offered by several providers in Colorado Springs. Some of them describe themselves as queer and queer-oriented. A full list of those offering therapeutic sessions can be found here.

CSPD Chief Adrian Vasquez says the suspected shooter, Anderson Lee Aldrich, age 22, entered the club before midnight and immediately started shooting.

Vasquez confirms at least 2 customers immediately acted to stop the shooter. Officers arrived on the scene within three minutes of the first call and had the suspect in custody two minutes later.

The names of the victims are not available as authorities are working to locate potential next of kin as the El Paso County Coroner's Office conducts its investigation.

The suspect is currently being treated at the hospital. A UCHealth spokesperson says their facilities are treating 11 people from this attack, but can not provide specifics at this time.

Read our full coverage here.

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