Victims who were physically injured and the families or personal representatives of victims whose lives were taken in the August 4, 2019, Oregon District mass shooting have until Thursday, Oct 31 at 6 pm to submit an application to be eligible to receive a charitable gift from the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, LLC. Applications are available online at www.daytonfoundation.org/OregonDistributions or by email to [email protected]. Completed applications, including required documentation, must be returned to Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, LLC, c/o The Dayton Foundation, 1401 S. Main Street, Suite 100, Dayton, Ohio, 45409.
The Final Protocol and application forms were unanimously approved by the volunteer Community Oversight Committee. The Final Protocol’s three categories for applicant eligibility include:
- Family members or personal representatives applying on behalf of the individuals who lost their lives in the tragedy (70 percent of the fund balance will be divided equally among the approved applicants regardless of circumstances)
- Individuals who were physically injured and required hospitalization for 48 hours or more (20 percent of the fund balance, with amounts grouped according to the length of hospitalization)
- Individuals who were physically injured and released from a hospital or by a private physician or licensed clinician within 48 hours of the tragedy (10 percent of the fund balance, with applicants divided according to victims who suffered gunshot wounds and victims who suffered other injuries)
One-hundred percent of the funds that have been raised will be distributed according to the Final Protocol. All services and fees, including those provided by The Dayton Foundation, members of the Oversight Committee and legal counsel, have been waived. An independent review of the fund’s contributions and distributions will be reported following the final distribution of charitable gifts. To protect individual privacy, personal information regarding the applicants or recipients will not be shared publicly.
Contributions may continue to be made to the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund until October 31, 2019, at 6 p.m. For more information or to donate to the fund, visit www.daytonfoundation.org.