This past Sunday, the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs became the tragic site of a horrific event. The church was devastated by a rifle-wielding shooter who entered the sanctuary and began killing, leaving 26 people dead and 20 more injured. Many of the victims were children, and the remaining survivors are now struggling to move past what has now been deemed the worst mass shooting in Texas history.
If you are looking to help the families and friends of victims, as well as those who are recovering from their injuries, there are several sites that are accepting donations. Should you decide to contribute, your funds will help the local church support their parishioners and can also cover some medical bills. Every dollar can help during this time of crisis.
GoFundMe Pages: This one is raising money for the church in hopes that the parish can benefit from the support. Another one is donating directly to the families impacted by the heartbreaking event. Both have been certified by GoFundMe, so you can be sure that they are legitimate places to give your support. There is also a GoFundMe page for the Holcombe family, who lost eight family members during the shooting. The Ward family is also accepting donations for the remaining members.
The Hospitals: At least five adults and four children who were present at the massacre are being treated at the University Hospital in San Antonio. Individuals were also taken to the San Antonio Medical Center. You can donate to help cover medical bills here.
The Red Cross: Sources say that the organization is currently working to provide assistance to those recovering in Sutherland Springs. They are always willing to accept donations.
Commere Bank: A bank account has been set up to accept donations on behalf of the victims' families. You can visit the homepage of the bank to donate or you can visit the First Baptist Church website.
If you know of other places accepting donations for victims, please leave names and links in the comments below.