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Florida organization demanded to repay funds to the state over failed museum project

Orlando, Florida – The Florida Department of State recently sent the onePULSE Foundation an official letter saying that the group owes the state $394,000. The department also made it clear that this amount is the money they originally granted to support OnePulse’s museum project.

This demand for repayment comes from their original grant agreement with onePULSE, which said that if they failed or decided not to move forward with their planned museum project, they would have to return all the money they had been given back to the government.

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Last month, people working for One Pulse made public plans for dissolving the organization’s foundation. This move comes after it had been operational since late 2016, when Pulse Nightclub owner Barbara Poma first opened it.

‘One Pulse’s’ main goal from the start has been to create a memorial and museums to honor the 49 innocent people who died in the infamous terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016, along with dozens more who were seriously hurt in the attack’s aftermath.

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A big part of completing such a task was buying the land where it used to be, which is now a closed-down nightclub directly off Ms. Poma. However, recent parting ways between her and the existing administration’s running affairs and the failure to secure said land deal led many to question the relevance of continuing operations under current circumstances, hence demanding immediate closure activities related to the same.

Dylan Anderson
Dylan Anderson
Dylan Anderson covers state-wide news and human interest stories. His unique reporting style, which often includes photojournalism, focuses on the diverse cultures and communities of Florida.


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