The meeting at the Aurora Central Library was set up to answer questions about the fund to help the theater shooting victims and their families. Victims and their families have expressed their anger and frustration over the distribution of the money raised and communication issues with the non-profit organizations who hold the funds.
The victims are unsure of when they will receive the recovery funds. They were hoping for those answers Wednesday, but instead many say they left feeling even more upset about the entire process.
"When is it going to be people first? Victims first?" said shooting victim Jarell Brooks as he left Wednesday's meeting.
The committee says its goal is to have a distribution plan in place in 40 days.
"Based upon the disbursements to the various victim categories, some will see immediate disbursements [of money], others may take time so that we can fully understand the extent of those life-altering injuries," Rich Audsley, spokesman for the 7/20 Relief Committee, said.
The committee released a chronology of its communication to the media and victims on Wednesday night.
It showed that on Aug. 1, they identified the importance of victim participation and input into how the money should be distributed but it took three weeks until they actually met with victims.
Committee members say it was because they weren't able to access the names of the victims earlier.
At this point, only $350,000 of the $5 million raised has actually been distributed to the victims and their families.
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