The Orlando Shooting incident last weekend has left a huge shock to people and encouraged many, including Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to help in avoiding the incident from happening again in the future.
Cuban contacted Mike Rawlings, the Mayor of Dallas on Tuesday night that he will be donating $1 million to the Dallas Police Department in aid to the city’s protection of the LGBT community and the prevention of what happened in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
The plans for the donated $1 million was announced on Wednesday morning, with Rawlings saying that the money will be used for the Dallas Police’s 16,000 hours of overtime, and for the increase of police in the neighborhood of Oak Lawn.
Oak Lawn is known for its protection and promotion of LGBT rights with many of its establishments such as restaurants and night clubs catering to the LGBT community. However, the number of cases of robbery and beatings in the neighborhood have increased last year, and it is believed that the attacks are hate-oriented.
Rawlings said that funds that Cuban has donated will be used mainly on protecting the LGBT community and that they will be making sure to keep track of the expenditure that it is used correctly.
He also praised Cuban for his action, praising his devotion in helping and saying what he did is also a call to people to help out.
“With this pledge, Mark shows he is a man of action who cares deeply about his fellow Dallasites,” Rawlings said.
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