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How to Help: Fundraisers for Victims of the December 27 Shootings

The shootings hit at the heart of Denver.
The shootings hit at the heart of Denver. Hornet Facebook
The December 27 shootings that killed five people in Denver and Lakewood, leaving two others injured, hit at the heart of Denver's creative community. The victims were Alicia Cardenas, artist, activist and proprietor of the Sol Tribe tattoo shop; Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado, a yoga instructor who was killed at Sol Tribe; Danny Scofield, a tattoo artist who was at Lucky 13 Tattoo; Sarah Steck, an artist who worked at Hyatt House; and Michael Swinyard. James "Jimmy" Maldonado, a piercing artist who was married to Alyssa, and Ashley Ferris, the Lakewood police officer who shot the killer, were injured.

Between the tragedy and early on December 30, nearly $400,000 had been raised on GoFundMe pages for the victims and their families (see below). And businesses and other members of the community are stepping up with their own fundraising events and other ways to help support the survivors.
click to enlarge Mourners have left tributes outside of Sol Tribe. - PATRICIA CALHOUN
Mourners have left tributes outside of Sol Tribe.
Patricia Calhoun
You can still stop by Hope Tank at 64 Broadway to drop off gift cards and notes for the Sol Tribe staff. There are also numerous verified GoFundMe sites helping families of the victims and survivors:

For the Gunn and Maldonado Family

For the child and family of Alicia Cardenas

For the family of Danny (Dano Blair) Scofield

For the family of Sarah Steck

For Ashley Ferris

For the employees of Sol Tribe

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