The families of all 22 victims who were killed in the terror attack carried out at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England will each receive a donation of $324,000 from the We Love Manchester Fund.
Sue Murphey, the chair of the fund, announced that they have received over $23 million with their efforts enabling the fund to distribute donations to the families as well as those injured in the attack, E! News reports.
“The city and the world responded with such extreme kindness, generosity and solidarity in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack,” Murphy told The Guardian. Murphy noted that some of the $23 million raised had to be donated swiftly to “those with immediate needs,” but they are now focused on how to distribute the remaining money.
“This will be a complex and sensitive process as we will need to assess the long-term impacts of the attack,” she added. “The money is given as a gift, so it’s up to them what they do with it.”
Grande made a tremendous impact in raising money for the victims of the bombing that occurred at her concert on May 22. (RELATED: Ariana Grande To Become An Honorary Citizen Of Manchester)
The 23-year-old singer, heartbroken after the horrific attack that put her fans in danger, returned to Manchester just under two weeks after her original show. Grande visited injured victims in the hospital and put together a star-studded “One Love Manchester” benefit concert that raised over $13 million for victims and their families.
She was named the first honorary citizen of Manchester for her efforts in helping the community to heal.