Aurora Theater Shooting

Aurora theater shooting: GivingFirst will match donations, Community First Foundation's online giving resource for Colorado, is helping Coloradans -- such as those at last night's vigil (right) find local organizations that are dedicated to helping victims and families of the July 20 shooting -- and is matching donations up to $200,000.

"The tragedy has touched us all," says Marla Williams, the foundation's CEO. " provides a quick, secure way to find nonprofits that are assisting the victims and their families affected by this devastating occurrence -- and it allows people to donate to multiple organizations at once."

Nonprofits featured on that are supporting victims and their families include Aurora Mental Health Center, Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network, Mental Health America of Colorado, Bonfils Blood Foundation, Metro Crisis Services Inc., Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, and Denver Center for Crime Victims. Find out more here.

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