In the aftermath of the shooting in a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., that killed 49 people and injured scores more, the DeVos Family Foundation made a donation of $400,000.
Rich DeVos, a member of LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., and his family donated the money OneOrlando, a nonprofit set up to aid families impacted by the attack. The Orlando Magic NBA basketball team, owned by DeVos, contributed an additional $100,000.
In addition to the contributions, the Magic is teaming up with other Orlando professional sports teams to sell T-shirts featuring the slogan #OrlandoUnited. All proceeds from the black, blue, and purple shirts will go toward OneOrlando.
In a statement, the DeVos family said its thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of this horrific tragedy as well as the emergency responders who were involved.
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Greg Chandler is a freelance news correspondent for The Banner. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.