Charleston Church Shooting: Mother Emanuel Hope Fund Gets First Donations

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Donations poured in to a fund established to provide for the needs of the families of the nine people killed Wednesday at a church in Charleston.

Boeing pledged $100,000 to the Emanuel Hope Fund, which was set up by the South Carolina city to help family members pay for funerals, counseling and other needs.

“Our community is experiencing immense grief and mourning as we all try to come to grips with this horrible tragedy,” Boeing's South Carolina vice president and general manager Beverly Wyse said in a press release.

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The fund opened with a $5,000 contribution from the city. Local restaurants also pledged a portion of their revenue, the Post and Courier reported.

The website for contributions is expected to be functioning by noon ET on Friday.