How Donors Can Help Victims of Recent Mass Shootings
Over the last few weeks, mass shootings have shattered communities across the country. These acts of violence have devastated dozens of families and left many of us looking for ways to help.
The following is a brief list of organizations providing aid and support to those affected by the attacks in Laguna Woods, California; Buffalo, New York; and Uvalde, Texas.
Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country (EIN 74-2225369)
In response to the vicious murder of children and their teachers, the Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country established the Uvalde Strong Fund. The fund will support the families directly affected by this attack, as well as nonprofits providing other direct services and medical facilities that are caring for victims.
Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church (EIN 33-0630132)
A gunman killed one person, wounding five others, in a pre-meditated attack on parishioners at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in southern California. Members of the church have organized a fundraiser to support the families and survivors in their recovery and healing.
National Center for Victims of Crime (EIN 30-0022798)
The National Compassion Fund was established as a mechanism for the public to donate directly to victims of mass crimes. The organization has established the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund and Uvalde Strong Survivors Fund to support those who were wounded by recent shootings in those communities, as well as surviving family members.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (EIN 16-0743969)
After a racist attack on shoppers in a local supermarket in Buffalo, NY, the local United Way chapter established the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund in coordination with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. Contributions to the fund will be used to not just address the immediate needs of survivors and families of victims, but to address long-term systemic injustices that have marginalized communities of color in the area.
For donors interested in reviewing their grantmaking strategies, NPT remains ready to help you help others. Contact us at (888) 878-7900 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
NPT is not affiliated with any of the organizations described herein, and the inclusion of any organization in this material should not be considered an endorsement by NPT of such organization, or its services or products.
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