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Peyton Manning establishes fund for victims of shooting at Chattanooga military center

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning returned to Tennessee last weekend to honor the victims of the mass shooting in Chattanooga that claimed the lives of five service members last week.

Manning met with service members at the Naval Marine Corps Reserve center where the shootings occurred, according to WRCB in Chattanooga. He also met with local law enforcement, where the above photo was shared by the Chattanooga Police.

After the visit, Manning established the Chattanooga Heroes Fund to help support the families of those who died in the shooting.

"Our family has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the great city of Chattanooga, and it has a very special place in our hearts," Manning said. "But on July 16th, this strong, welcoming community was forever changed by the tragedy that unfolded.

"The five servicemen who gave their lives, the police officer who risked his life in order to protect others and the actions of many other first responders were truly heroic. We are proud to team up with the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga to establish the Chattanooga Heroes Fund honoring these heroes and helping to provide for the future of their families."

Those who would like to donate can go to the official website of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga at