Clyburn Announces Department of Justice Grant to Support Victims of Emanuel AME Church Attack

Jun 2, 2016

Columbia, S.C.U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn released the following statement on the Department of Justice’s announcement of a $3,611,088 grant through the Office for Victims of Crime Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program to the Medical University of South Carolina’s National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center to support victims of the June 17, 2015 attack at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

“I have been extremely proud of the resilience and compassion shown by the people of Charleston and South Carolina following the horrific attack at Mother Emanuel on June 17 last year.  The survivors of the attack and the families of the victims have been an inspiration to their communities, our state and the whole nation.  While the Charleston community has rallied together, we must stay vigilant and continue providing the proper support for the survivors and victims.”

“I am pleased that the Department of Justice has awarded this grant to help MUSC and their partners, the City of Charleston and other local governments, deal with the continuing needs in the community as we approach the first anniversary of this horrible chapter in our lives.”

“I want to thank Attorney General Loretta Lynch, for expediting this award, and all of my colleagues in the South Carolina congressional delegation for supporting MUSC’s request.”