King says the fund tried alerting families by sending a letter through families' lawyers, but many of the letters were returned. He says the fund was well-publicized, but in recent years, there has been a drop in applications. The group received eight requests for help in 2010, nine in 2011 and six in 2012, all of which were granted, King says. The group hasn't held a fundraiser since 2010."There comes a point where you have to slow down, because the applications are not coming in," he says.
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