Warner Bros., the studio behind "The Dark Knight Rises," has taken several steps to support the victims of the tragic Aurora, CO movie shooting.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has made a "substantial" lump sum donation to the victims and their families through the website givingfirst.org, which will distribute the funds through several charities. Warner Bros. worked with Colorado governor John Hickenlooper's office to identify the best venue to donate the money, and givingfirst.org is sponsored by Colorado's Community First foundation.
In related news, DC Entertainment's Source blog published a post urging Bat-fans to also support the victims and make donations to givingfirst.org:
"Warner Bros., which includes DC Entertainment, has identified a way for fans to join them in supporting the victims and families of the Aurora shooting tragedy by making a donation to a specific fund designated by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. The Community First Foundation is a longstanding, trusted organization that is dedicated to making sure your gifts are directed to the appropriate nonprofit agencies serving those affected. Donations are being accepted through www.givingfirst.org (a program of the Community First Foundation). Click on the link and then on the box “Support Victims of the Aurora shooting.” From there, you can choose “Community First Foundation - Aurora Victim Relief Fund” to make your contribution. Thank you for your heartfelt generosity."
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