UVALDE, Texas – In the wake of the horrific school shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead in Uvalde on Tuesday, people are wondering how they can help.
Unfortunately, there are already scams associated with the tragedy so people are urged to be careful when sending money to any cause.
In addition to giving blood, people can also donate to the official funds set up to help the families of the school shooting victims.
The OneStar Foundation has created a webpage for donations to support the victims’ families, teachers and the Uvalde community. All donations submitted through the OneStar Foundation site will be funneled to the Robb School Memorial Fund established by First State Bank of Uvalde.
First State Bank of Uvalde
Uvalde city leaders and the fellow community helped organize one of the funds.
“We’re going to pick somebody to administer that fund so that 100% of this money goes to these families,” Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin said on Wednesday.
The account is set up at First State Bank of Uvalde.
- Donations are accepted at any branch location
- Make checks payable to “Robb School Memorial Fund”
- Checks can also be mailed to: 200 E. Nopal St., Uvalde, TX 78801
- For Zelle donations, send to email@example.com
Catholic Charities is providing emergency financial assistance for family members who need to travel to Uvalde. All services provided to those affected by the school shooting are free. You can donate to Catholic Charities efforts online.
H-E-B shoppers can donate to the company’s Spirit of Giving 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.
All donations collected will benefit the victims and families of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, H-E-B said in a press release.
San Antonio Area Foundation
Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales announced his office is working with the San Antonio Area Foundation to establish two funds that would turn over 100% of the proceeds to families directly impacted by the shooting or provide long-term assistance to the Uvalde community. Donations may be made online here.
United Way created the United with Uvalde fund to support the victims’ families and the community saying 100% of the fund will support the Uvalde community with immediate and long-term mental health resources.
Four victims of the Uvalde shooting were taken to University Hospital for treatment. University Health has set up the Uvalde Victims Relief Fund and ensured that “every penny goes toward helping the patients and families who walk through our doors.” You can donate here.