How You Can Help the Victims of El Paso Walmart Shooting

Many in El Paso poured out support Saturday seeking out ways to help following a deadly shooting at the Cielo Vista Walmart.

One person was in custody, according to police. A police officer said there are two scenes being investigated: at the Walmart and the nearby Cielo Vista Mall.

Twenty people were killed in the attack, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said.

Here is a list of ways to help, which will be updated as more information becomes available.

Donate blood at Vitalent Blood Services:

Blood donations are being accepted for patients in critical condition Vitalent Blood Services at 424 S. Mesa Hills Drive and 133 N. Zaragoza Road in El Paso.

The Mesa Hills and Zaragoza locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. To make an appointment, go to bloodhero.com or call 877-258-4825 to make an appointment to donate.

Lyft offers free rides to donate blood:

Lyft is offering free rides to those individuals donating at designated blood centers. The company is deploying its “Wheels For All program for local El Paso residents.”

“Lyft is heartbroken by the tragedy in El Paso today and we are committed to doing our part to help those in need. Our hearts go out to those impacted by this tragedy,” Lyft released in a statement.

Use code ELPRELIEF19, which is valid for two rides, up to $15 each. More information: https://lft.to/2LYWTsy

How to make a financial donation to El Paso shooting victims:

Donations are being accepted by the El Paso Community Foundation for the victims of the shooting. EPCF will waive administrative and credit card fees for all donations. To donate: https://epcf.org/victims

The Paso del Norte Community Foundation has established the El Paso Victims Relief Fund to support the victims and families of the shooting. To donate: http://bit.ly/EPVictimsReliefFund

How to locate family members:

family reunification center has been set up for people who may have been separated from their loved ones or worried they were involved in a shooting at an El Paso Walmart.

The reunification center is located at McCarthur Middle School on Whitus Drive.


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SOURCE: El Paso Times, Sarah A Dueñas and María Cortés González