AUSTIN (KXAN) — We have seen the death toll rise and we have heard the pain from families in El Paso and Dayton grieving, but we are also seeing people unite to help.
We Are Blood held a donation drive in honor of the victims of the mass shootings Monday.
Nick Canedo, spokesperson for the organization, says 110 people donated blood at the mobile drive in downtown Austin near the Capitol and 214 people combined donated at the North Lamar and Round Rock donor centers.
“It was an amazing turnout and community response. More than double what we would normally see on a summer Monday,” he said.
You can still schedule a time to donate blood at weareblood.org.
How you can help
For monetary donations, the Paso Del Norte Community Foundation created The El Paso Victims Relief Fund to support victims and their families affected by the tragedy. You can make a donation in honor, in memory, or in support of someone at this website.
Alamo Drafthouse announced Wednesday it is letting people who buy movie tickets online or on its app add a $1, $3 or $5 donation to the El Paso Victims Relief Fund. All the money, plus $20,000 from Alamo Drafthouse, will go to the fund.
The El Paso Community Foundation has also established a fund to help families of those affected. You can click here to make a donation online. You can also call 915-533-4020.
The Dayton Foundation established the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund. It says it is accepting funds and working with the city of Dayton to help people impacted by Sunday’s tragedy. You can donate here.
The CEO of the American Red Cross serving Central and South Texas says they are on the ground in El Paso with licensed mental health professionals available to anyone impacted. You can also donate to the American Red Cross here.