Kansas City bar holds large benefit for Orlando shooting victims

Thousands of dollars raised for those affected
Posted at 10:50 PM, Jun 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-27 07:27:12-04

A popular Kansas City LGBTQ bar held a large fundraiser to support those who were affected by the deadly Orlando night club shooting June 12.

“All of the gay community is a part of all this. It's a tragedy. A tragedy,” said Michael Burns, owner of Missie B’s. “It could have happened to any of us. Could have been any of our bars."

The event is expected to run until 3 a.m. on Sunday.

Through donations, drink sales, auctions and t-shirt sales, Missie B’s is hoping to raise a considerable amount of money for the Orlando victims.

"We're hoping to raise $50,000 and hopefully Orlando will feel that KC cares,” said bar manager Jan Allen.

It was almost two weeks ago when a gunman stormed into Pulse, an Orlando LGBTQ bar, killing 49 people. 

“We have to understand and make a difference. And if we don't make a difference shame on us,” said Burns. 




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