Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is using a million dollars from consumer case settlements to provide seed money for the non-profit, Colorado Healing Fund.
The Colorado Healing Fund is a 501(c)(3) fund that will be administered by community leaders including former Columbine High School principal Frank DeAngelis. It's goal is to have money ready to help victims of mass tragedies such as terrorist acts or mass shootings.
The fund would provide money for services to victims and their families in the immediate aftermath of an event and for assistance years down the road.
Coffman says the fund can be the safe, go-to-place to donate when a tragedy happens. She says its a good way to thwart scammers who try to take advantage of people after a tragedy occurs.
You can find out more about the fund and how to donate at www.ColoradoHealingFund.org