CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCT) — The owner of the Carolina Panthers donated $100,000 to the families of the victims of the Charleston shooting Friday. In a photo of a letter shared on Twitter by South Carolina House Representative Bakari Sellers, Richardson says the funding is to help the families of the nine victims who died Wednesday.
The donation will be split between the families and Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, $10,000 each. Richardson wrote that the money was to help “defray funeral costs and other financial needs of each.”
In the letter, Richardson identified each of the victims: Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., and Myra Thompson.