ATLANTA — People across the country are stepping up to help the families of the victims of Atlanta’s deadly spa shootings.
Eight people, including six Asian women, were killed when police say a man opened fire at three Asian spas in Cherokee County and Atlanta on March 16.
The victims included an Army veteran, a new mom, a newlywed, a beloved grandmother and a single mom of two.
Chanel 2 Action News has included links for GoFundMe accounts set up for the victims as we are able to verify them.
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One GoFundMe, set up for 51-year-old Hyun Jung Grant, has raised more than $2.5 million for her two sons.
“She was a single mother who dedicated her whole life to providing for my brother and I,” Grant’s son, Randy Park, wrote. “It is only my brother and I in the United States. The rest of my family is in South Korea and are unable to come. She was one of my best friends and the strongest influence on who we are today.”
Park said he has a younger brother to take care of and that he will need to figure out a place to live within a month.
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“Any donation will be used as funds for basic living necessities for my brother and I such as food, bills, and other expenses,” Park said.
Another GoFundMe, set up for grandmother of three Sun Cha Kim, had raised nearly $70k.
“This senseless tragedy has caused my family and I an immense amount of pain, our world is forever shattered and tainted by the actions of Mr. Long,” Cha’s granddaughter wrote. “My grandmother was an angel, to have her taken away in such a horrific manner is unbearable to think about.”
The family of Young Yue, a 63-year-old mother, just launched a GoFundMe on Saturday night.
More GoFundMe links will be added as soon as they are shared with Channel 2 Action News.
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