The mass shooting at Uvalde elementary school has many people in the U.S. posting on social media, calling their local politicians, but what else can you do? Here is how you can help!
There is a crowdfunding website GoFundMe has set up a central donation page for family aid. You can also donate blood to help. The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is in critical need for blood donations. There supply is running out according to KSAT. "If you are looking for ways to help, please consider donating blood," University Health said in a tweet. "Your donation can help ensure we have supplies immediately available for the victims of this tragic shooting."
Donations can be scheduled online or by calling 210-358-2812.
The American Red Cross also released the following statement after the mass shooting in Uvalde:
"The thoughts and deepest sympathies of the entire American Red Cross family are with the people of Uvalde and those affected by the tragic shooting on May 24. The Red Cross and its volunteers continue to coordinate our efforts with the Department of Public Safety, the City of Uvalde, and Uvalde County to assist family members of the victims.
We appreciate the outpouring of support and of community members reaching out to the Red Cross to offer their help during this challenging moment. At this time, we have all the resources and assistance we need. We will continue to coordinate with local officials and community partners to determine how we can best support the Uvalde community in the days and weeks ahead."