According to the Charlotte Observer, Bank of America has given $100,000 to the victims of the June 17 Charleston shooting and to a Charleston African American history museum which is set to open in 2017.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and we hope this support will help those impacted as we mourn this tragedy,” said Kim Wilkerson, South Carolina president, Bank of America, which did not issue a press release about it.
The Observer report says half of BOA’s donation will go to the Low Country Ministries – Reverend Pinckney Fund, which provides support to the families of the shooting victims at the Mother Emanuel AME Church. The massacre left nine dead, including the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney, whose namesake fund also supports his ministries.
The other half of the bank’s donation will go to the new International African American Museum, which will tell the history of African Americans of Charleston and the rest of the U.S. and “serve as a new place of healing for the community.” It will open in 2017.
Additionally, this week, San Francisco-based Wells Fargo Bank, which operates its largest employment hub in Charlotte, also said it has committed $100,000 to the Pinckney fund.