RELIGION

The latest on church shooting: Mayor says he has 'checks in my pocket' for victim family fund

  • White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington, Monday, June 22, 2015. Earnest discussed President Barack Obama's podcast interview with comedian Marc Maron and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington, Monday, June 22, 2015. Earnest discussed President Barack Obama's podcast interview with comedian Marc Maron and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)  (The Associated Press)

  • White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington, Monday, June 22, 2015. Earnest discussed President Barack Obama's podcast interview with comedian Marc Maron and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington, Monday, June 22, 2015. Earnest discussed President Barack Obama's podcast interview with comedian Marc Maron and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)  (The Associated Press)

  • Auburn Sandstrom cries while praying at a sidewalk memorial in memory of the shooting victims in front of Emanuel AME Church, Monday, June 22, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.  A week of funerals lie ahead for victims of the Charleston church massacre that killed nine people. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Auburn Sandstrom cries while praying at a sidewalk memorial in memory of the shooting victims in front of Emanuel AME Church, Monday, June 22, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. A week of funerals lie ahead for victims of the Charleston church massacre that killed nine people. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

10:45 a.m.

Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley says he has been overwhelmed but not surprised at the outpouring of donations for a fund he helped set up for the families of the victims of the Charleston shooting.

Riley said donations poured in to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund and the Reverend Pinckney fund. City officials are still trying to figure out how much money the funds had Monday morning.

"I've got $110,000 in checks in my pocket. It's wonderful," Riley said.

The fund was set up after authorities say a white gunman opened fire on a black church in a racially motivated attack, killing nine people, including the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.

Riley says even in the darkest hours, as details started to come out about the shooting, he knew Charleston would show love instead of hate.

People can donate on the city's website: http://www.charleston-sc.gov