Gem City Shine concert raises nearly $70K for Oregon District Tragedy Fund

The Gem City Shine benefit concert raised nearly $70,000 for the Oregon District Tragedy Fund.

The Dayton Foundation received $68,634 in contributions from thousands of residents who attended the concert last Sunday.

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All contributions to the fund will assist the victim’s families and individuals who were injured.

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“Gem City Shine was an incredible event for our citizens to come together to honor the lives that were lost in the tragedy and show support for our community,” Phil Parker, president and CEO of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce said. “The outpouring of support and compassion for the victims, their families and our community has been heartwarming.”

Thanks to all donations, the fund has reached over $2.5 million.

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Donations can be made online at, by texting DAYTON to 20222 for a one-time $10 donation, or by check.

Checks can be sent to The Dayton Foundation, 1401 S. Main St., Suite 100, with “Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund” on the check or in the credit card forum’s fund name field.

The Foundation also is waiving all administrative fees and paying all credit card processing fees for donations to the fund.

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