One Orlando Alliance responds to tragedy in Las Vegas, organizes vigil

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ORLANDO | The One Orlando Alliance has organized a vigil at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando to honor the victims of the horrific shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas that left 58 dead and hundreds more wounded Oct. 1.

“Although divided by distance, we are united in offering our compassion, our love and our support,” the One Orlando Alliance said in a statement.

The gunman opened fire into a crowd of more than 22,000 people from a window at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It became the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, a distinction that was held by the 2016 Pulse shooting.

“We were deeply touched by the heartfelt outpouring of support from Las Vegas following the Pulse nightclub tragedy,” the statement continued. “We stand ready to assist the people of Las Vegas as they navigate the aftermath of this tragedy and begin the healing process.”

The One Orlando Alliance will hold the vigil on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6:00 p.m. at Dr. Phillips Center’s Seneff Arts Plaza. More information about the emerging details of the event can be found at the One Orlando Alliance’s Facebook event page.

The One Orlando Alliance also provided numerous local resources for those who are seeking counselors or someone to speak with.

“We are mindful that this tragedy may be difficult for members of our own community who are still struggling with the impacts of the Pulse tragedy. Counseling and other resources are available to you,” the statement reads. Those resources are listed below.

By Phone:

Orlando United Assistance Center (407) 500-HOPE

Orlando United Counseling (407) 898-0110

Two Spirits Health Center (407) 963-5664

In Person:

The GLBT Center (946 N Mills, Orlando, FL) and The Zebra Coalition (911 N Mills, Orlando, FL) are operating a drop -in service today to assist those in need.

The Hispanic Federation will be providing crisis management counseling Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 6900 S Orange Blossom Trail on the Second Floor.

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