26 May Support for Uvalde, Texas
As we all grapple with the heartbreaking tragedy and loss of life that occurred at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, we know many of you are looking for ways to support the victims, their families, and the Uvalde community. Our community foundation colleagues in the area have created several funds to provide support to the survivors of the deceased and those directly affected by this tragedy:
Uvalde Strong Fund – The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country, which serves 10 counties, including Uvalde, has established the Uvalde Strong Fund to support victims, their families, and others affected.
Donate at: www.communityfoundation.net/uvaldestrong or checks can be made out to Uvalde Strong Fund and mailed to:
Uvalde Strong Fund
Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country
241 Earl Garrett Street
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Uvalde Strong Fund / Uvalde Strong Survivor’s Fund – The San Antonio Area Foundation is partnering with the Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country to support the community of Uvalde and has created two relief funds: one to benefit the survivors’ families in partnership with National Compassion Fund, and another to support nonprofit organizations providing services. You can give to one or both of these funds here.
Other Ways to Help
Blood Donations – The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is seeking donations of blood to support the victims of the Uvalde shooting. O-negative, the universal blood type, is the most-used blood type in emergencies by first responders. Though, all blood types are needed and will be sent to all area hospitals aiding victims. Financial donations to support the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center can be made here.
VictimsFirst (a group of survivors of mass school shootings) has started a GoFundMe for Uvalde and is planning to partner with the National Compassion Fund. To learn more and to donate to a fund, visit the National Compassion Fund website here.
OCCF will continue to work with our partners to identify reputable organizations that are providing relief efforts for the community of Uvalde, Texas. We will update this page with any new information about supporting these causes.
If you are an OCCF donor and wish to give through your advised fund, please contact your philanthropic advisor or [email protected] for more information. Please note that donor-advised funds can not contribute to GoFundMe.