The Carolina Panthers are donating $100,000 to the families of the victims in the shooting tragedy that occurred earlier this week in Charleston, South Carolina. Bakari Sellers, a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, shared the letter on Twitter:
Jerry Richardson and the Carolina Panthers donated $100k to the victims families. People are so gracious. Warms my ♥️ pic.twitter.com/TMs4mTezvx— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) June 20, 2015
Just so happy to give a voice and help facilitate. Thank you thank you thank to the Carolina Panthers and owner Jerry Richardson.— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) June 20, 2015
The body of the letter, in case it's difficult to read in the image above:
Dear Mr. Sellers:
In honor of Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, DePayne Middleton-Doctor, The Reverend Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, The Reverend Daniel L. Simmons, Sr. and Myra Thompson, please accept the enclosed check from the Carolina Panthers in the amount of $100,000 to provide $10,000 per family to help defray funeral costs and other financial needs of each, and $10,000 for the church as a memorial honoring the victims. Our hearts are one with those who grieve the loss of these individuals.
If you'd like to contribute to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund, the city of Charleston has set up a website with details on how to help.