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How To Help Victims Of The Sutherland Springs Massacre

Blood donations, as well as financial donations, are the options at this point

Blood donations, as well as financial donations, are the main ways in which people can help the victims of the Sutherland Springs massacre and their families.
Blood donations, as well as financial donations, are the main ways in which people can help the victims of the Sutherland Springs massacre and their families.

Texans are helping the victims of the Sutherland Springs massacre through blood donations and also financial donations.

The San Antonio Express-News reports that several blood drives are being hosted in the San Antonio area and its surroundings.

San Antonio’s University Hospital will host a blood drive until 7 p.m. in the hospital lobby.

Additionally, South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is asking for people who have O-positive or O-negative blood types to donate.

STBTC is also asking for donations of blood platelets.

The Conally Memorial Medical Center, located in Floresville –19 miles southwest of Sutherland Springs— is also hosting a blood drive.

The Lackland Air Force Base’s Blood Donor Center is taking donations as well until 2 p.m., according to the San Antonio Express-News.

As for financial donations, the Wilson County District Attorney Aubrey Louis said officials are setting up two bank accounts to help families impacted by the massacre.

Bee Clean Car Washes, a San Antonio business, has donated $10,000 to help victims of the church shooting, according to KENS 5, and the owner is setting up accounts at Bank of America so that others can donate to the victims.

Additionally, Smokin’ Angels BBQ Ministry and St. Mark Lutheran Church in Adkins are hosting a benefit on Saturday, November 11, at St. Mark, which is about 17 miles from Sutherland Springs’ First Baptist Church.

One hundred percent of money raised from the $10 barbecue plates sold will go toward victims and their families.

HEB said its San Antonio stores are accepting donations for “a relief fund at the Sutherland Springs church.” The rest of its stores across Texas will be able to accept donations “shortly.”

“We are loading all stores across the company this evening to accept donations at our registers statewide to collect donations,” said HEB’s Leslie Sweet.” HEB is also donating $150,000 of its own money to family members of the victims.

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