Carolina Panthers Donate $100,000 To The Church And Families Of The Charleston Shooting Victims


The abominable events that transpired at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church this week have moved the nation. The Carolina Panthers have responded swiftly in a fantastic act of generosity by donating $100,000 to the families of the Charleston shooting victims to help with funeral costs. Panthers owner Jerry Richardson sent a personal letter with a check from the Panthers to the Mother of Emanuel Hope Fund and named each victim individually.


The letter states:

Dear Mr. Sellers:

In honor of Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, DePayne Middleton-Doctor, The Reverend Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, The Reverend Daniel L. Simmons, Sr. and Myra Thompson, please accept the enclosed check from the Carolina Panthers in the amount of $100,000 to provide $10,000 per family to help defray funeral costs and other financial needs of each, and $10,000 for the church as a memorial honoring the victims. Our hearts are one with those who grieve the loss of these individuals.


Jerry Richardson


If you’d like to contribute to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund, you can do so here.