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Tragedy not to be forgotten

It’s difficult to believe that five years have passed since the tragedy at Pulse. At Heart of Florida United Way, we have witnessed firsthand the long-lasting impact of this trauma on those directly and indirectly impacted this event. For its first four years, Heart of Florida United Way managed the Orlando United Assistance Center (OUAC), […]

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Coping Tragedy Blog

Coping with Stress After Tragedy

Community Tragedy On Sunday, October 1, a shooter opened fire on over 22,000 concert-goers in Las Vegas. With 58 confirmed fatalities and over 500 injured, it has been deemed the worst mass shooting in the U.S. history. As the previous home for such a grim title, Central Florida is all too aware of the hardships […]

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2-1-1 and #OrlandoUnited

June 12th was one of the most devastating days in our region’s history. We lost 49 of our neighbors in the early morning hours due to the horrible acts of one man. Like many of you, we are still struggling to come to grips with this tragedy, how it happened and how to prevent it […]

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#OrlandoUnited-Community Information

Heart of Florida United Way offers our deepest sympathies to the victims of the horrific June 12 shooting, their loved ones and the whole community. We have seen other cities cope with horrible tragedies, but this time, we did not need to see maps or city overviews to understand what happened. We’ve all driven by […]

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