Von Maur victims fund raises more than $290,000

Omaha, NE – United way of the Midlands established the Von Maur Victims Fund after the December fifth shootings that left eight people dead. As of Friday, December 14, $294,000 has been donated to the fund, which was set up to assist victims and their families. The United Way says donations have come in from the Omaha metro area and 33 states. A news release from the Midlands chapter says an advisory committee will work out a process and criteria for funding decisions. The first disbursement is scheduled to happen within a week.