asks Michaela R., from Portland, OR.
Thank you for asking, Michaela. It has been a horrible time, as well as an inspiring one, in Charleston.The City of Charleston has set up a fund to help defray funeral and burial costs for the families, with any excess going to the Emanuel AME Church to determine how best it is spent. The Palmetto Project, a non-profit group, has set up another fund to support initiatives and projects of Reverend Clementa Pickney, who was slain at the church. You can learn more about both funds here.
Giving to both funds has been very generous, and I am sure any donation you make would be extremely appreciated.