Photo credit: People at a memorial for the Century 16 shooting victims (Ed Andrieski/AP)

There’s so much negative news in the world, some of us have chosen to stop reading and/or watching entirely.

I’d like to help change that.

Every Tuesday, I’ll highlight an article I find that focuses on GOOD NEWS. This column is called Good News Tuesday.

Spread the word.

Not only is it impossible to wrap our heads around such a horrific tragedy, but to learn of how wonderfully compassionate, supportive, giving, and loving others are in the face of such horror, is something we must recognize, and use as an example of how our human hearts can be.

This week’s entry comes to us from Liz Goodwin of Yahoo News.

AURORA, Colo.—A horde of mostly anonymous donors has contributed nearly $2 million to a network of nonprofits that are helping those injured in the Aurora movie theater shooting that occurred on Friday.

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are among the contributors, but most who gave have asked to remain anonymous, according to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office. More than 50 people were wounded and 12 killed in the attack.

At least one seriously injured victim of the shooting, Petra Anderson, does not have health insurance, and costs even for the insured are sure to be high. The Aurora Victim Relief Fund will help defray a portion of those expenses. (Some family members of the injured have started their own fundraising drives, which are separate from this fund.)

The full list of nonprofits in the network is available at the GivingFirst.org site.

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive.

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3 comments

  1. I don’t understand all of the anger… all of the hate… I would like to know why this guy felt he needed to do this? These people had done nothing to him. I don’t understand… maybe it’s due to the lack of respect in our society.. in our world.

    ~shoes~

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    1. I don’t think it’s for any of us to understand. Some people are mentally insane. This is not a sane person who does this. These people really don’t have respect for human life. Very scary how they can get hands on guns, but that’s a whole different post.

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  2. I really think this one is gonna be mentally ill. He just seems so out-of-touch with reality.

    When, I was in Chapel Hill, NC many moons ago, a schizophrenic walked down a main street (this was small college town) and just shot and killed random people. He went off his meds. I used to work many years in a psyc pharmacy. Meds for some make all the difference in the world. Sometimes, there is a fine line between sane and insane. I try to be observant and not draw attention to myself when in the presence of someone who is not quite there. I am not joking regarding this last statement.

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