UVALDE, Texas — After the tragic school elementary school shooting in Uvalde, many organizations and local leaders are working to give people ways to support the Texas community.
In a city about 85 miles west of San Antonio and 70 miles east of the U.S.-Mexico border, at least 21 people, including 19 children, were shot and killed by an 18-year-old man at an elementary school on Tuesday, according to local officials.
The alleged shooter, identified by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as Salvador Ramos, shot and killed the victims at Robb Elementary School just after 11:30 a.m.
Some ages of the victims have not been confirmed, but Robb Elementary School houses 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders.
The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District announced Wednesday that an official account with the First State Bank has been set up for donations to assist families of the shooting. This is currently the only verified location to make monetary donations, according to district officials.
If you would like to donate, you can do so at any First State Bank branch. District officials are asking all checks payable to the "Robb School Memorial Fund." Checked can be mailed to 200 E. Nopal St., Uvalde, TX, 78801.
The League of United Latin American Citizens also set up a fundraiser to help families of the victims and survivors of theUvalde shooting. As a 501(c)(3), 100% of the contributions will be charitable and go directly to the families. To donate through this fun, you can click here.
GoFundMe has created a page for various verified fundraisers for the victims.
The organization's "Trust & Safety" team has verified multiple fundraisers for victims, their families and the Robb Elementary School community.