El Paso Walmart shooting: How to help the victims

Posted at 3:35 PM, Aug 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 17:34:49-04

(KGTV) - The nation responded Saturday after a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart, with people asking how to help the victims.

The El Paso Police Department tweeted “blood needed urgently” hours after the shooting, due to the multiple victims at El Paso hospitals.

Vitalant in El Paso, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit blood service providers, sent 90 units of blood to one of the two hospitals. Several other hospitals requested additional blood, the group reported.

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The San Diego Blood Bank also established a code for donors to indicate they would like their donation to support victims of a disaster.

The El Paso Community Foundation also requested financial donations for the shooting victims but did not immediately specify how the funds would be used. Click here for information.

Another relief fund was created by the Paso del Norte community foundation. Find more information here.