PARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) - A nonprofit group has donated a $10,000 check to the wife of Chris Hixon, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School athletic director killed in the Feb. 14 shooting.

Florida Girls Giving Back surprised Debbi Hixon with the large check on Tuesday. The group said they were moved by the tragedy and Chris Hixon’s act of heroism.

Hixon was a husband, father, veteran and coach. He is credited for attempting to disarm the active shooter and directing students to safety before he lost his life.

Florida Girls Giving Back hosted the fundraiser at Vibe in Las Olas to support the Hixon family’s needs.

“You guys just give us hope that there’s — there’s a chance that — there’s more good than there is evil,” said Debbi Hixon, “so thank you so much.”

The organization is run by young women ranging from 13 to 18 years old. Their mission is to positively impact underprivileged families and youth in Broward County.

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