(El Paso, TX, Aug. 6, 2019) – As a means to directly support the immediate needs of victims and their families, United Way of El Paso County is asking for support of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation’s El Paso Victims Relief Fund as well as the El Paso Community Foundation’s El Paso Shooting Victims’ Fund.
United Way of El Paso County also announced the creation of the El Paso Community Assistance Fund focused on long-term support for the entire county. Both the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and the El Paso Community Foundation will host the option to donate to United Way's El Paso Community Assistance Fund.
The El Paso Community Assistance Fund addresses what is expected to be a lengthy healing process for many individuals in our community. The United Way has a nearly 100-year history of supporting the needs of El Pasoans and plans to continue to use that strength to ensure access to a wide-range of services that help families process and navigate the tragedy’s aftermath. Funds are meant to rebuild the resources and capacity of local partners offering services including crisis counseling, emergency food and shelter, disaster response, and other needs as they arise. In addition, the United Way will also coordinate volunteer efforts, when needed and asked.
“Our United Way recognizes that this horrific crime will have a lasting domino effect on our community and its residents,” said United Way President & CEO Deborah A. Zuloaga. “We want to make sure that the agencies providing these much-needed services have the resources to assist with resiliency efforts past the initial weeks following the unimaginable circumstances.”
Funds providing immediate relief to victims & families:
Fund providing long-term assistance to the community:
About The United Way of El Paso County
The United Way of El Paso County is an independent, locally governed and community-supported nonprofit agency that is focused on identifying and making a measurable change in four areas: Education, Health, Basic Needs and Financial Stability through funding, advocacy, creating collaborative partnerships, and developing volunteer resources. The organization focuses on creating long-term, lasting change to make El Paso a better community for everyone. United Way also serves as the manager/fiscal agent for the city, county and state employee campaigns. For more information, please browse www.unitedwayelpaso.org.