Fundraisers and blood drives have been set up following an elementary school shooting that left 21 people dead Tuesday in Uvalde.
Nineteen children and two adults were killed when an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, which is about 85 miles west of San Antonio.
Here’s how you can help:
How to donate money to help Uvalde victims
– First State Bank of Uvalde has opened a donation account for the victims’ families. Donations can be made at any First State Bank branch or via Zelle.
– GoFundMe is updating this donation hub with verified fundraisers supporting victims and their loved ones. It includes fundraisers created by family and friends, the Victims First network of mass shooting survivors, and the Austin FC supporters group Los Verdes.
– H-E-B is taking donations for the Spirit of Giving Fund, a nonprofit created in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the 2017 Sutherland Springs shooting. Contributions can be made in H-E-B stores, with curbside or delivery orders, on the Favor app or at heb.com/donate.
– Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country, a philanthropic endowment that serves Uvalde County, has created a Uvalde Strong Fund that will direct grants to families affected by the tragedy; nonprofits providing essential response services; medical institutions caring for victims; and organizations conducting long-term efforts for the community.
– Texas State University has created the Uvalde Memorial Scholarship Fund to support current and future students affected by the shooting and is accepting donations.
Where to donate blood near Uvalde
– South Texas Blood & Tissue strongly encourages making an appointment. Find a location and available time slot here.
– University Health in San Antonio is encouraging blood donations at its donor room at University Hospital, 4502 Medical Dr. in San Antonio. Appointments can be scheduled here.
Volunteer legal services
The San Antonio Legal Services Association is seeking volunteer attorneys who are licensed to practice in the state of Texas, according to a Facebook post.
“Volunteer NOW to assist Uvalde Shooting Victims and Families with Unmet Legal Needs,” it wrote. “SALSA will respond with pro bono assistance as called upon to do so by community partners and civil leaders over the coming weeks.”
This story contains additional information from NPR’s Rachel Treisman.
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