Texas Governor Greg Abbott detailed new resources to help the Uvalde community.
UVALDE, Texas – At a press conference Friday, Governor Greg Abbott announced various resources to help support the community of Uvalde, which is still reeling from the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School, which claimed the lives of 22 people, including 19 children and two teachers.
In Uvalde, there is a Family Assistance Center located at the Uvalde County Fairplex for those affected by the shooting. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until June 1. In the center there are counseling services, various state services, funeral services, the Mexican consulate and various other services.
The OneStar Foundation, a nonprofit agency that operates under the direction and guidance of the Office of the Governor, has created a one-stop-shop website for those looking to help the community.
“Texas is with Uvalde for the long term to help every person in this community put their lives back together,” Abbott said.
According to Abbott’s office, the foundation will direct 100% of donations to the Robb School Memorial Fund, which was established by the First State Bank of Uvalde.
The donations will be used to cover health care expenses, flights and travel for families and loved ones, funeral expenses and long-term needs, the governor’s office said.
Abbott also announced that an anonymous donor gave the community $175,000 to help with funeral costs.
“As the Uvalde community mourns this terrible crime, we have seen an outpouring of support from Texans and people across the country offering to help during this heartbreaking time,” Abbott said in a statement. “Donations of any amount to the OneStar Foundation webpage will go a long way in letting these grieving families, teachers and loved ones know that they are not alone as they begin the long and difficult process of rebuilding their life.”
Those looking to donate can donate by credit card, Zelle, check or over the phone.
Community members in need of mental health care services, through public and private assistance, can call the 24/7 helpline at 888-690-0799.
Counseling services will also be offered at the Uvalde County Fairplex Family Support Center.
Various GoFundMe fundraisers have also been created. The organization has established a Texas Elementary Shooting Relief Center for those wishing to donate.
Watch Abbott’s full presser below: