Mother's Day is supposed to be a time of celebration.
Instead, many people were left injured - two of them children - because shots rang out at a traditional second line in the Seventh Ward where hundreds had gathered.
The violence is senseless. Our heart goes out to all who were harmed.
The Tipitina's Foundation, Gambit's Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education, Silence is Violence and United Way of Southeast Louisiana are working together to give people a way to help victims of violent crime.
The organizations have established The 19 Fund, a special fund-raising effort to aid the victims of the May 12 shooting — and future victims of violence in greater New Orleans. The 19 Fund was the brainchild of representatives of the four nonprofits as well as several concerned citizens who volunteered to help victims of the shooting. The 19 Fund is aimed at helping victims who may need money, services or support. United Way will serve as the fiscal sponsor and Silence Is Violence will serve as the fund administrator.
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