Our community will never forget June 12, when the Pulse tragedy deeply impacted our LGBTQ+, Latin and other communities of color. The City of Orlando and Orange County Government, in collaboration with Pulse, announce the dedication of June 12, 2017, as “Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness.” This announcement formally dedicates June 12 to the memory and honor of the 49 innocent lives taken at Pulse, reaffirms the community’s commitment to survivors and loved ones, as well as recognizes the global compassion and love displayed in the wake of the tragedy.
To remember the victims and honor the survivors, a number of community events and activities will take place on Monday, June 12, 2017. Orlando United Day is also an opportunity to come together as a community through Acts of Love and Kindness on June 12.
In partnership with the OneOrlando Alliance, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs are encouraging residents and businesses both locally and around the world to join with others in Acts of Love and Kindness (website) to continue the unity that followed the tragedy. The OneOrlando Alliance has launched a website with a list of various acts of love and kindness for the local community.
The official website for information and updates related to “Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness” is orlandounitedday.com. The website is available in both English and Spanish.
The official website for OneOrlando Alliance’s Acts of Love and Kindness is oneorlandoalliance.org.
“June 12, 2016, was the most horrific day in the history of the City of Orlando. In the days since the tragedy, the members of our community have stood up and stood together to show the world the best humanity has to offer. Together we will remain Orlando United.” – Mayor Buddy Dyer
The Orlando United Assistance Center (OUAC) has been opened to serve as a navigation point to assess the needs, provide information, support and resources to those directly affected by the Pulse tragedy.
For more information visit orlandounitedassistancecenter.org.
The OneOrlando Fund was created in response to the community’s requests to financially support the recovery efforts. Financial donations may be made through the following options:
- Online at oneorlando.org
- Checks made payable to the OneOrlando Fund and mailed to: OneOrlando, PO Box 4990, Orlando, FL 32802-4990
- Text ORLANDO to 501501 to donate $10
The City of Orlando, Orange County Government and the Orange County Regional History Center have partnered to collect and preserve letters, notes, signs and other non-perishable tribute items. It is important to the City, that these items are protected for the victims, the families, the community and future generations.
Memorial items will be carefully collected regularly by the History Center staff from the different temporary memorial sites for their long-term preservation at the Orange County Regional History Center. Flowers will be collected regularly and organically turned into soil that will be used in gardens throughout the City.
If you have questions, items to donate or a story to tell, please email OneOrlandoCollection@ocfl.net
Show your support and download the #OrlandoUnited graphic.
To view public records (code enforcement, emails, texts, etc) regarding Pulse, please visit the City Clerk’s page cityoforlando.net/pulserecords.