How To Help Uvalde Families And Community Following Texas Shooting

A fatal mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas yesterday shook the world. Two adults and 19 children were killed at Robb Elementary School, in the second-deadliest school shooting in US history. It is difficult to express the magnitude of the tragedy.

While many Americans are not directly impacted by the events, we are all heartbroken at the loss of life and loved ones. And naturally people are drawn to help in whatever way they can. There are several ways to help the victims’ families as well as emergency responders, via NPR. Read on for more details about how you can help.

Fundraisers for families

In the wake of the shooting, GoFundMe opened a verified fundraising hub to support victims and families. That hub includes a fundraiser from VictimsFirst, which was organized by survivors and families from previous mass shootings. The group says it started the fund because it wanted to assure all funds go directly to the victims’ families, after members say they’ve witnessed exploitation in the past.

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Author: Steve Watts