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More than $1.2M in donations pour in after shooting after Chiefs parade, rally

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Posted at 4:25 PM, Feb 19, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In less than five days, more than $1.2 million in donations have been made to three different charities and funds established for victims, families and law enforcement following last week’s shooting after the Chiefs parade and rally.

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Last Thursday, the United Way of Greater Kansas City partnered with the Kansas City Chiefs to establish the KCStrong fund. As of Monday afternoon, nearly $660,000 has been raised.

A GoFundMe set up for Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a mother of two and co-host of a radio show on KKFI-FM who died from her injuries from last week’s shooting, has raised more than $356,000.

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On Friday, Kansas City was introduced to the Reyes sisters, ages 8 and 10, who were both shot following the rally.

The pair, who received a visit from Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his wife Brittany at the hospital, have since been discharged to continue their recovery at home.

A GoFundMe for the sisters has raised nearly $200,00 in the last four days.

Additionally, a fundraiser was established for Samuel Arellano, a 10-year-old boy who didn't find out he was shot until he got back home from the rally.

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Over the weekend, family members of 15-year-old Mireya Nelson established a fundraiser.

Mireya was also hospitalized — she received a visit from the Mahomes', too— from last week's shooting. She has since been discharged to continue recovering at home.