This morning, after an emotional exchange took place at a press conference regarding efforts to make the Pulse Memorial federally recognized national memorial, there were calls to audit the onePULSE foundation (story HERE).
As a decades long resident of Central Florida, and someone who sits on the opposite end of the politicians cited in the article, I also believe it’s a good idea.
Why? Because this organization which is dedicated to helping a community heal after it’s darkest day, deserves nothing less but full transparency and the trust of it’s community.
If we’re being honest, I’m surprised that there hasn’t been an independent audit already.
This isn’t just about transparency for donors, but it’s also going to be about the use of taxpayer dollars with the state recently awarding funds for a memorial.
We shouldn’t find anything. No one in their right mind would want to find anything, but it needs to be done. After it’s completed, we can move forward knowing we did what’s right.
It’s unfortunate that we’re talking about money with the three year mark of the tragedy taking place this week, but it’s happening. If we’re going to tackle the subject now, let’s make sure we’re doing it correctly.
The victims and the community deserve nothing less.