There was not a dry eye left in the house after Jessie J took to the stage to sing an emotional tribute to the victims of the Orlando, Pulse nightclub shooting.CREDIT: © bossmoss Depositphotos
Jessie J was just one of a number of celebs to take part in a benefit concert for the victims, families and survivors of the Orlando gun massacre in June this year.
Jessie J performed a version of her song “Who You Are” and special slowed down version of her hit “Domino”.
She told the crowd,
“Thank you for being so brave, thank you for not giving up … All we need is love and hope and freedom. I pray for hope. I pray for change.”
For over twelve years, Pulse was a destination that welcomed everyone and embraced the LGBTQ community. It had been a place immersed in joy and music, and one that united Orlando’s diverse communities. Founded by Barbara Poma and Ron Legler in the memory of Barbara’s late brother, John, who passed away in 1991, the name Pulse was chosen to keep his pulse beating on. Pulse Nightclub in turn became the heartbeat of Orlando and the spiritual home of the LGBTQ community.
On June 12th, 2016 Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL was the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in US history. The tragedy took 49 lives, and injured 53 others, and left a deep wound in both the Orlando community and around the world.
The onePULSE Foundation is the official 501(c)(3) incorporated by the owners of Pulse Nightclub. Its mission is to provide financial assistance to the victims affected by the attack at Pulse Nightclub. Through the end of 2016, it will contribute 90% of funds raised to the National Compassion Fund, with the remainder contributing to the creation of a permanent memorial at the existing site of Pulse Nightclub, which will ultimately provide a sanctuary of hope dedicated to the lives affected and taken by the tragedy in Orlando, FL. on 06/12/2016.
If you’d like to donate to onePulse please text ‘PULSE’ to 91999.