Various memorial funds have been created to help support the families and students affected by the Robb Elementary School shooting that killed 21 people, including 19 children.
Funds are being raised to help grieving families and the community at large. Here’s a list of organizations and other entities that are accepting monetary donations:
- Robb School Memorial Fund at the First State Bank of Uvalde: An account has been opened at the local bank in Uvalde for donations. They are accepted at any branch location in Uvalde, Camp Wood, Carrizo Springs, Leakey, Sabinal, Utopia or Concan. You also can send checks made payable to Robb School Memorial Fund at PO Box 1908, Uvalde, TX 78802. Donations also can be made with the electronic payment system Zelle at firstname.lastname@example.org. If Zelle asks for the recipient’s first and last name, use Robb as the first name and School for the last name.
- The OneStar Foundation, a nonprofit organization that encourages service and volunteering, also set up a one-stop donation hub in which funds would go directly to the Robb School Memorial Fund. Through them, donations are accepted via PayPal, Zelle, by check, over the phone or by credit card.
- GoFundMe: Several verified GoFundMe accounts have been compiled into one webpage for the victims of the school shooting. Several of the verified accounts are raising funds for families of those killed and for victims who survived the shooting.
- The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County: A fund has been created to support the Uvalde community and victims’ families. All funds raised will help address any emerging needs identified by nonprofit partners in Uvalde and long-term mental health resources.
- San Antonio Area Foundation: Two funds were created, one to help nonprofits assisting the needs of the Uvalde community and another for the families directly affected by the shooting.
- H-E-B’s nonprofit: The Spirit of Giving Fund was created in wake of Hurricane Harvey and the Sutherland Springs mass shooting. Donations raised will benefit the victims and families of Robb Elementary students.
- Catholic Charities of San Antonio: The day after the tragedy occurred in Uvalde, Catholic Charities set up a donation fund to provide emergency financial assistance to family members who need to travel to Uvalde. Catholic Charities will also be providing crisis relief services to those affected.
- LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens, also is raising money to assist and support the Uvalde community.