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How to Offer Support When a Mass Shooting Happens

The first line of support in many mass shooting cases is to financially assist the families of the victims, the injured, and the communities where the tragedy took place.

To support the families of the Uvalde tragedy, GoFundMe has verified fundraisers for those affected and First State Bank of Uvalde has launched a memorial fund:

Robb School Memorial Fund – First State Bank of Uvalde

Additionally, the National Compassion Fund, San Antonio Area Foundation, and Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country have partnered for Uvalde Strong Funds:

Uvalde Strong Survivors Fund – funds will go directly to families of victims and survivors
Fort d’Uvalde fund – emergency relief fund for the community of Uvalde

To support the families of the Buffalo tragedy, GoFundMe has a Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Verified Fund created by the National Compassion Fund:

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and United Way of Buffalo and Erie County also created the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund which supports the community in the predominantly black neighborhood where the shooting took place:

donate blood

Besides financial support, donating blood is another way to help. Look for local blood centers or blood drives, which can help hospitals prepare for emergencies that require large amounts of blood. In Texas, people can donate blood to South Texas Blood and Tissue.
In Buffalo, the ConnectLife The blood and organ donor network is looking for donors all year round.

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Simply being informed and educated about the contributing factors to mass shootings can help you help. Many nonprofits are working to avoid the next shooting in Uvalde, Buffalo, Parkland or Sandy Hook. Identify the issues that affect you the most and find ways to support those causes.

There are many ways for you to make your voice heard.

June 2 is “Orange Wearing Day”, which kicks off National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend. A grassroots movement founded the annual event in 2015. Since then, it has served as a time to learn about the varied and complex causes of gun violence and possible solutions.