How to help people, families affected by Monterey Park mass shooting

Individuals can support people and families affected by the Monterey Park shooting on Saturday, Jan. 21, by donating directly to verified fundraisers on GoFundMe.

The fundraising website has launched a page dedicated to the victims and their families who were wounded or killed in a mass shooting at a dance studio in Monterey Park, following a Lunar New Year celebration. The page currently has one verified fundraiser from the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Classroom of Compassion, raising $2,500 for resources, supplies, and travel to support the “emotional wellness’” of the local community.

According to GoFundMe, the website’s Trust and Safety team will update the page with fundraisers as they are verified.

Geoff Jennings, the owner of Nomad Ice Pops in San Gabriel, has also promised to donate 20 percent of monthly January sales to relief funds for the victims. He noted that some injured victims may be facing huge hospital bills as a result.

“When it strikes so close to home, I wanted to do what little we could do to help,” said Jennings, who had attended previous Lunar New Year celebrations in Monterey Park.

Nomad Ice Pops is located at 415 S. Mission, #A, in San Gabriel.

A group of pastors and others join in a prayer circle at the intersection of Garvey Avenue and N. Garfield Avenue in Monterey Park on Sunday, January 22, 2023 to pray for the victims of the mass shooting at the Star Dance Studio. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Hannah Koester, 26, of Pasadena, left, embraces Lor-Shing Hsu, 29, of Alhambra during a prayer circle outside Monterey Park City Hall in Monterey Park on Sunday, January 22, 2023 to pray for the victims of the mass shooting at Star Dance Studio. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Monterey Park Police Officer Flores stands guard on Sunday, January 22, 2023 near the scene of a mass shooting in Monterey Park where 10 people were killed at a dance hall near the community’s Lunar New Year festival. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

People visit the scene of a mass shooting on Sunday, January 22, 2023 in Monterey Park where 10 people were killed at a dance hall near the community’s Lunar New Year festival. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

A detective places evidence markers on Sunday, January 22, 2023 after a mass shooting at Star Dance where ten people were killed Saturday night in Monterey Park where the community was celebrating the Lunar New Year. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Sheriff Robert Luna of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, at podium, holds a press conference outside Monterey Park City Hall in Monterey Park on Sunday, January 22, 2023 to announce the name of the suspect in the mass shooting at Star Dance Studio. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

A group of religious leaders from all faiths hold prayer circle outside Monterey Park City Hall in Monterey Park on Sunday, January 22, 2023 to pray for the victims of the mass shooting at Star Dance Studio. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Law enforcement authorities investigate a white van in Torrance on Sunday, January 22, 2023 which may contain the suspect in Saturday night’s mass shooting in Monterey Park. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

Parishoners pray as Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates the Chinese New Year Mass at St. Bridget Chinese Parish in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 22, 2023. The Archbishop asked for peace and prayers for the victims of the Monterey Park mass shooting, and their families. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

Los Angeles Board of Supervisor, Hilda Solis during the press conference for the recent mass shooting that occurred in Monterey Park at the Monterey Park City Hall on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

The parking lot outside the Star Dance Studio where a mass shooting took place late Saturday night in Monterey Park on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

A sign on the door at Lai Lai Ballroom and Studio in Alhambra on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert G. Luna, Homicide Bureau Captain Andrew Meyer; FBI Assistant Director Donald Alway, Los Angeles Field Office; Monterey Park Mayor Henry Lo; Monterey Park City Manager Ron Bow; Monterey Park Chief of Police Scott Wiese and County and Community Leaders discuss the recent mass shooting that occurred in Monterey Park at the Monterey Park City Hall on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

A man brings flowers to the scene of a mass shooting on Sunday, January 22, 2023 in Monterey Park where 10 people were killed at a dance hall near the community’s Lunar New Year festival. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

People visit the scene of a mass shooting on Sunday, January 22, 2023 in Monterey Park where 10 people were killed at a dance hall near the community’s Lunar New Year festival. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

A man leaves flowers at the scene of a mass shooting on Sunday, January 22, 2023 in Monterey Park where 10 people were killed at a dance hall near the community’s Lunar New Year festival. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Monterey Park’s Lunar New Year festival is shut down on Sunday, January 22, 2023 after a mass shooting at a dance hall Saturday night killed 10 near the festival. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Los Angeles County Coroner detectives unload a box truck at Star Dance in Monterey Park on Sunday, January 22, 2023 after 10 people were killed Saturday night near the community’s Lunar New Year festival. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Monterey Park Police officers at the scene of a mass shooting on Sunday, January 22, 2023 in Monterey Park where 10 people were killed at a dance hall near the community’s Lunar New Year festival. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

A man takes down the sign for the Monterey Park’s Lunar New Year festival which shut down on Sunday, January 22, 2023 after a mass shooting killed 10 at a dance hall Saturday night near the festival. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s SWAT team members surround a white van in a Torrance shopping center parking lot containing the remains of the suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting in Monterey Park, on Sunday, January 22, 2023.
(Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s SWAT team members surround a white van in a Torrance shopping center parking lot containing the remains of the suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting in Monterey Park, on Sunday, January 22, 2023.
(Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

Law enforcement keeps a rooftop watch on the 2023 Westminster Tet Parade Sunday, January 22, 2023. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Lion Dancers perform during the 2023 Tet Parade in Westminster on Sunday, January 22, 2023. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Flower girls brighten the Westminster Tet Parade with dance on Sunday, January 22, 2023. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Tammy Nguyen, with the Vietnamese Youth Foundation, carries the Vietnamese flag during the Westminster Tet Parade on Sunday, January 22, 2023. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Firecrackers are set off along the Westminster Tet Parade route, signifying a new beginning on Sunday, January 22, 2023. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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