How Houston can help Robb Elementary School shooting victims in Uvalde

Nineteen children and 2 teachers were killed at an elementary school in Uvalde when a man opened fire, authorities say.
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- As the nation learns more details about the devastating shooting that left 19 students and two teachers dead at a Uvalde elementary school, Houstonians are looking for ways to help the families of those impacted.

Customers who shop at H-E-B, Central Market, Joe V's Smart Shop, and Mi Tienda can contribute to the victims by making donations in-store at the register or at checkout for curbside and home delivery orders. Additional donations can also be made at H-E-B's website.

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A memorial fund has also been set up. According to Uvalde CISD, the account was opened at First State Bank of Uvalde, where donations can be accepted at any of its branches.



Tuesday's tragic event happened at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, which is about 90 minutes west of San Antonio. The students killed were mainly third- and fourth-graders, according to law enforcement sources.
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The League of United Latin American Citizens has also set up a fund for the victims and survivors of the shooting.

As of Wednesday afternoon, ABC News has been able to identify 12 victims. Families of several of the victims have set up a GoFundMe to help with expenses.

GoFundMe also has a verified page with links to the fundraisers.



While monetary donations go a long way, keep in mind that is not the only way to help.

There is a huge need for blood donations in the days and weeks ahead.

The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center and University Health San Antonio need blood donations to help the survivors as 17 people were injured. The centers also want people to keep in mind that in addition to Uvalde, they need people to continue to donate blood because of an ongoing shortage throughout the pandemic.

Find out more about giving blood through the University Health System website.

It might not be something you've thought about, but there is also a need for legal services.

San Antonio Legal Services Association, or SALSA, is looking for volunteer attorneys to assist shooting victims and their families with unmet needs, pro bono.

Attorneys licensed in Texas are asked to send their availability through June and your area of practice to uvalderesponse@sa-lsa.org.
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