UVALDE, Texas – H-E-B is donating $500,000 to help aid the victims of the Uvalde elementary school massacre.
The grocer, which is known for its philanthropic efforts during Texas tragedies, is also gathering donations for the Spirit of Giving Fund.
The non-profit fund was created in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the Sutherland Springs shooting.
All donations collected will benefit the victims and families of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, H-E-B said in a press release.
Starting Wednesday, all shoppers at H-E-B, Central Market, Joe V’s Smart Shop, and Mi Tienda can contribute to the fund by making monetary donations in-store at the register for $1, $3, $5, $50, or $100 or at checkout for curbside and home delivery orders.
Additional donations to support the fund can be made at heb.com/donate.
“At H-E-B, supporting our communities in times of need is at the heart of our Helping Here and Spirit of Giving philosophies,” H-E-B officials said.
Uvalde-area H-E-B stores, as well as H-E-B Mobile Kitchens, will be providing meals, supplies and other resources to community support centers, first responders, and the local school district.
Officials with H-E-B also said the company will be working closely with nonprofit organizations providing critical aid to Uvalde.
“Our hearts go out to all the families during this tragic and painful time,” said Winell Herron, H‑E‑B Group Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs. “Our neighbors in Uvalde, including many of our H-E-B Partners, have connections to someone touched by this tragedy. We grieve alongside them as they face unimaginable loss. It is our hope that H‑E‑B’s support, along with our loyal customers’ donations, will help during this difficult situation.”
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