Omar Saddiqi Mateen has killed 50 people and injured at least 50 more in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Families, friends, and communities are grieving all over the world. Here's how you can help in Central New York.

The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history has not only stunned the world but created an urgent need for blood donations. You can donate blood at the Utica Blood Donation Center, 4685 Commercial Drive New Hartford. For more information call  1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767)

  • Monday: 11:30am – 7:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:30am – 7:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30am – 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 7:00am – 2:30pm
  • Friday: 7:00am – 2:30pm
  • Saturday: 7:00am – 2:30pm
  • Sunday: 7:00am – 2:30pm

The Q Center is a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, their families, and allies to gather. Become a Volunteer. Volunteers are an integral part of Q Center operations - tutoring, mentoring, teaching, and chaperoning at social events. If you need to talk or want more information go to qcenter@ACRHealth.org or call 315-701-2431

Syracuse.com reports Syracuse City Hall will display the rainbow flag in honor of Pride Month at 12 noon on Monday, June 13. CNY Pride is hosting a candlelight vigil, at the same location, in memory of victims of Sunday morning's mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.

Equality Florida set up a donation page on GoFundMe to support the victims. The fund has raised more than $900,000 in just 10hours.