Orlando stages family assistance center at Camping World Stadium
Mayor offers cemetery plots for victims' families in Orlando nightclub massacre
ORLANDO, Fla. – The city of Orlando is providing cemetery plots and other resources to help the families of the victims in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub that killed 49 and injured 53 others.
Mayor Buddy Dyer said a city-owned cemetery will be made available for free for any of the 49 slain victims' families who wish to bury their dead.
"We know this has been traumatic for everybody, and we do know that we need to provide a lot of support," Dyer said.
For the next five days, local, state and federal agencies will provide support for the victims of the Pulse Orlando nightclub shooting at Camping World Stadium, where a family assistance center has been established.
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said the free services will also be extended to the dozens of law enforcement officers involved in Sunday morning's shooting.
""As you know, this was the greatest tragedy our community has ever witnessed," she said.
The stadium will serve as a base of operation for the victims, their family and anyone else connected to the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. It is where people will learn about churches holding memorial services, hotels offering free places to stay, airlines providing free flights and other free services.
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