Here's how to help the victims affected by the August 3rd shooting:
The blood donation center Vitalant in El Paso is accepting blood donations. On Saturday, August 3rd, Vitalant reported over 240 units went to help victims. Its two El Paso centers were at capacity over the weekend, but Vitalant is urging those interested in donating to schedule an appointment over the next three weeks.
Donate to a Charitable Fund
El Paso Community Foundation set up a victims’ fund to help those affected by the shooting. The organization, which is working with the County of El Paso and the City of El Paso to provide aid and assistance, is waiving the administrative and credit card fees for all donations. The foundation reported on Saturday that FirstLight Federal Credit Union pledged to match $25,000 in donations. Charity Navigator currently rates El Paso Community Foundation’s efforts as three out of four stars.
Another local organization, the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, has set up the El Paso Victims Relief fund to help “support victims and their families affected by the tragedy.” This organization is not rated by Charity Navigator, because it does not have seven years of IRS filings.