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Chiefs launch emergency response fund 'KCStrong' in wake of mass shooting; franchise donates $200k

Posted at 1:24 PM, Feb 16, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday more details of their partnership in a fundraising effort to help support victims and their families in the wake of the mass shooting outside Union Station at the conclusion of the Chiefs Super Bowl rally on Wednesday.

The Chiefs have partnered with United Way Greater Kansas City to establish the KCStrong fund, and announced it, along with the NFL and Hunt Family Foundation, have donated $200,000 to the cause. The United Way announced initial details of the effort late Thursday night.

In addition, the Chiefs have launched a KC Strong shirt. All sales will go to the fund.

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Donations will not only support victims and their families but will also go toward first responders who assisted in the aftermath of the fatal shooting where one woman was killed and 22 others were shot.

"Just like #ChiefsKingdom has always been there for me and my family, we want to be there for them," Patrick Mahomes wrote on X when referring to the KCStrong fund.

Earlier Friday, two juveniles were charged relating to gun possession and resisting arrest. The release regarding the juvenile charges says "additional charges are expected in the future as the investigation by the Kansas City Police Department continues."