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San Ysidro Massacre Relief Fund Pays $350,000

March 24, 1985

The San Ysidro Family Survivors Fund has paid $350,000 to 250 people affected by gunman James O. Huberty's shooting spree that killed 21 people in a McDonald's restaurant south of San Diego last July, said the fund's treasurer, Ernest Yahnke.

The money went for funerals, counseling and property damage. Yahnke said trustees of the fund want to divide the remaining $1.1 million among 45 survivors of the massacre and relatives of the dead, and then dissolve the fund.

Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, created the fund with a donation of $100,000. McDonald's gave $1 million and about 4,000 pledges were received.

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