What Your Donations To The EP Community Foundation Are Going To
We've crossed the 2 million dollar mark for all the donations that have been made towards the EP Community Foundation's Fund. Here is what the money is going to. The El Paso Community and major corporations have all donated an impressive amount of money to support the victims of the August 3rd shooting at a Walmart here in El Paso. The number donation continues to climb and people continue to open their hearts and wallets to help those that have been affected by this tragic event. While many know they are giving to a great cause, some are wondering what that huge amount of money will be going to. The El Paso Community Foundation has now released some information on what they plan to do with this money and how it will be benefiting those affected by the shooting.
The El Paso Community Foundation has outlined what their plan is for the money that has been donated to help the victim's of the El Paso Walmart shooting. Saturday evening, they posted on Facebook detailing those plans for people to see. Their short-term goal, is to use a portion of this money to assist the families of victims by paying for funerals, travel and any basic need expenses. They also plan to help the community by helping the city address the trauma that has been endured and will "listen carefully and respond thoughtfully."
Another way the El Paso Community Foundation is using these funds is by establishing the El Paso Victim's Education Fund- a scholarship fund for the children of those shot and injured or killed by the shooter on August 3rd, 2019. This will include tuition assistance and other expenses for the children to go to a college, university or an established trade or vocational school. You can donate directly to that fund by visiting their website.
For more information on the El Paso Community Foundation, please visit their website or Facebook Page. You can also call them at (915) 533-4020. They are located at 333 N. Oregon Street in the San Jacinto Plaza in El Paso.