This week, news4sanantonio.com reported on a major milestone for the Uvalde, TX school shooting victim fund, “1 Million Raised for Uvalde Families Affected by School Shooting.” The devastating shooting left two innocent victims dead and seven injured. Seeing the outpouring of support from people across the country has been incredible and inspiring.
LULAC raised over $1,000,000 dollars during their “Pray for Texas” campaign. That money was distributed in August, to families that were impacted from the Robb Elementary shooting.
Since then, LULAC National President Domingo Garcia says more donations continued to trickle in, raising nearly $500,000 dollars with an average of a $60 donation.
The $500,000 was divided up amongst all families impacted and distributed the weekend before Christmas. Alongside LULAC was Texas State Senator Roland Gutierrez D-Uvalde, speaking with families and ending his speech letting them know that their fight is not over.
This fund is backed by generous donations from individuals and businesses alike, totaling over $1 million. This money is being used to help the victims with medical and counseling expenses, as well as any additional support they may need to heal.
It fills us with a great sense of joy to know that our community can come together to support those in need. We are committed to standing with the victims of this tragedy and wish them all the healing and strength they need.