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In the early morning hours of June 12th, 2016, Our Community was changed in a profound way.  We stand in support and solidarity in the coming days, weeks, months and beyond to ALL those affected by this tragedy.  Our heart felt condolences go out to the victims and their families.  Below is a list of those who tragically lost their lives.

We Stand together in LOVE.  #PrayforOrlando


Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34
Stanley Almodovar III, 23
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20
Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22
Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36
Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22
Luis S. Vielma, 22
Kimberly Morris, 37
Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30
Darryl Roman Burt II, 29, of Jacksonville
Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21
Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25
Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35
Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50
Amanda Alvear, 25
Martin Benitez Torres, 33
Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37
Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26
Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25
Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31
Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26
Enrique L. Rios Jr., 25
Miguel Angel Honorato, 30
Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40
Luis Daniel Conde, 39
Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33
Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25
Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32
Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19
Cory James Connell, 21
Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37
Jerald Arthur Wright, 31
Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25
Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25
Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24
Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27
Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33
Brenda Lee Marquez McColl, 49
Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24
Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32
Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28
Frank Hernandez, 27
Paul Terrell Henry, 41
Antonio Davon Brown, 29
Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24
Akyra Monet Murray, 18
Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25



Here are some other resourses and ways in which you can help.

Blood donation locations

UCF Student Union: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, one bus will be next to the Veterans Commemorative Site on Memory Mall (Student Union side).

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, one bus will be in front of the Student Union and a second bus will be next to the Veterans Commemorative Site on Memory Mall (Student Union side).

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 16, one bus will be next to the Veterans Commemorative Site on Memory Mall (Student Union side).

Financial Help

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help victims

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross will release information throughout the day on how to help.

Where to find counseling 

If you or someone you know would like counseling in light of the tragedy, The Center is offering multiple resources. 


The victims' pets may need a new home, or help being cared for while a victim is in the hospital. The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is offering services for pet owners. 

Spanish Assistance

If you'd like to translate for families coming from Puerto Rico or other places, email your info to You can also check in with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

The Mission of POMC: POMC makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness.

POMC Vision Statement: To provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.

Membership: is open to those who have been cruelly bereaved by the murder of a loved one. Professionals who are in frequent contact with grieving families are also welcome to join.

Our Vision

Metropolitan Community Churches are on a bold mission to transform hearts, lives & history. We are a movement that faithfully proclaims God’s inclusive love for all people & proudly bears witness to the holy integration of spirituality & sexuality. Just as Jesus did, we are called to:
  • Do justice, show kindness, and live humbly with God. (Micah 6:8)
  • Explore life’s questions with open hearts and minds.
  • Raise our voices in sacred defiance against religious (and political or systemic) exclusion.
  • Reach out to those with no hope.
  • Lift up new generations of remarkable, far-reaching spiritual activists.

Worship Times

Worship • Sanctuary
9:00 am & 10:45 am

Spiritual Transformation Class
7-8:30 pm

Our Core Values

  • Deep Spirituality
  • Extravagant Generosity
  • Diverse Community
  • Compelling Compassion
  • Radical Inclusion

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