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July 25, 2012 11:44 am

Colorado Jewish Federation Sets Up Fund for Massacre Victims

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The Century 16 Theater in Aurora, Colorado where the deadly shooting took place. Photo: Algr.

The Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado set up a fund to aid the victims and families affected in the recent shooting that killed 12 people and injured 58 at a movie theater in the city of Aurora.

“No other community in this country understands terrorism more than the Jewish community,” the federation’s CEO, Doug Seserman, said in a statement.

Suspect James Holmes—who allgedly shot innocent moviegoers at the premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” July 20—was a counselor four years ago at Camp Max Strus, which is run by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters in Los Angeles County.

“[Holmes’s] role was to ensure that these children had a wonderful camp experience by helping them learn confidence, self-esteem and how to work in small teams to effect positive outcomes,” the CEO of the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO Randy Schwab told the Los Angeles Times. “That summer provided the kids a wonderful camp experience without incident.”

The federation’s fund can be found here.

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