National Compassion Fund and Mueller Water Products Establish Survivors’ Fund
In the wake of the Albertville tragedy, National Compassion Fund, a subsidiary of the National Center for Victims of Crime, announced the launch of the Albertville Survivors’ Fund with support from GoFundMe and Mueller Water Products.
“Lives were forever changed by this senseless act of violence, and we grieve along with the Albertville community,” said Jeff Dion, executive chairman of the National Compassion Fund. “In times of tragedy, one thing you can count on is the decency and generosity of so many who want to help—and it is an honor to be able to put that generous spirit into action for those who are grieving. I want to thank Mueller Water Products and GoFundMe for their collaboration.”
There are several ways to contribute to the Fund. Those interested in contributing by credit card can donate online to the Albertville Survivors’ Fund through GoFundMe at www.gofundme.com/f/albertville-survivors-fund. Checks can be made payable to the National Compassion Fund – Albertville Survivors’ Fund and sent to:
National Compassion Fund
ATTN: Albertville Survivors’ Fund
1450 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
“The Mueller family is in mourning today, and there are difficult days still ahead. What is inspiring, however, is the unsolicited support and generosity we have received from the community and across the country,” said Scott Hall, President & CEO of Mueller Water Products. “The work of the National Compassion Fund is essential when tragedies like this occur, and we are proud to partner with them today. It is our hope these funds will provide some measure of comfort and support for our team members and families as they seek peace.”
The National Compassion Fund—which will act as the repository and administrator for the Albertville Survivors’ Fund—was founded in collaboration with parents and family members from some of the worst mass casualty events in U.S. history: September 11, Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University, the Pulse Night Club, Sandy Hook Elementary and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Unlike other charitable funds, all donations are distributed directly to the established victim base of these terrible events. The National Compassion Fund has the experience to help victims and their families navigate this process and to treat victims with the respect and dignity they deserve. The National Compassion Fund also preserves the intent of donors who want to know that their gift is going directly to those harmed.
Mueller Water Products will make an initial contribution of $100,000 to the fund and cover all administrative fees. For more information, please visit, the National Compassion Fund website, www.nationalcompassionfund.org.
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