Deed Responds to Uvalde
Yesterday, 19 children and two adults were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The school district’s police chief, Pete Arredondo, described the shooting as a “mass casualty incident.” Federal agents are believed to have killed the lone assailant, an 18-year-old man. The Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, founded and led by the victims’ families since 2012, released a statement in support of the Uvalde community: “We know that the road ahead for the Robb Elementary School community will be incredibly difficult. We want to offer the families our compassion and commitment to honor their loved ones, along with ours.”
This is the deadliest shooting at a United States grade school since Sandy Hook, according to the Associated Press. Since then, over 3,500 mass shootings have affected nearly every part of the country, with the Uvalde shooting occurring just 11 days after the massacre at a Buffalo, New York supermarket.
Deed stands unequivocally with the victims and families of this tragedy, and we invite you to take meaningful action in support of the Uvalde community through the organizations below.
Uvalde Community Organizations to Support:
South Texas Blood and Tissue Center (Uvalde, TX, USA)
University Health System Foundation (San Antonio, TX, USA)
San Antonio Legal Services Association (San Antonio, TX, USA)
Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Community (Kerrville, TX, USA)
American Red Cross (Uvalde, TX/USA)
Family Service Association (San Antonio, TX, USA)
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund [MALDEF] (San Antonio, TX/USA)
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services [RAICES] (San Antonio, TX, USA)
Texas Gun Sense (TX)
Gun Violence Archive (USA)