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How you can Support Uvalde
As more resources become available, we’ll work to update them here:
1. Financial Support for Families and Survivors
A network of survivors and family members of those lost in past mass shootings, called VictimsFirst, is collecting donations through GoFundMe here for those affected by the Texas shooting.
An account for the Robb Elementary Memorial Fund account has been opened at First State Bank of Uvalde for the families of Robb Elementary. If you would like to donate, you can do so at any FSB branch. Click here for more information.
Click here to donate Jamie and Debra Austin’s family fundraiser to honor the memory of Joe and Irma Garcia, and support their four daughters.
Verified GoFundMe accounts for Uvalde families can be found here.
2. Local Blood Drives
Emergency blood drives have been set up to support victims of the shooting. For Texas locals, South Texas Blood & Tissue is hosting emergency blood drives until June 11th. You can schedule an appointment here or walk in.
You can also schedule an appointment to donate blood with University Health in San Antonio here.
3. Legal Support
The San Antonio Legal Services Association is seeking licensed attorneys all over Texas to assist and give legal aid to families and victims of the shooting.
4. Tips for Parents to Support Their Children After Tragedy
If you are a parent of a young child currently in school who is feeling anxious or scared, or know one, you can read these resources shared by the nonprofit, Girls Inc., to learn about how you can help your children cope.
5. Gun Safety Organizations
There are national and state organizations all across the country dedicated to putting an end to gun violence and enacting common sense gun legislation. You can make a donation and learn more about how you can personally get involved here:
- Everytown for Gun Safety
- March for Our Lives
- Newtown Action Alliance
- Moms Demand Action
- The Brady Campaign
- Texas Gun Sense
There is so much work to be done to address the systemic failures that have caused the carnage at Robb Elementary School, and continue to affect our nation daily – we invite you to join us to do what you can, where you can, when you can.
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