United Way of Central Alabama Statement on Recent Mass Shootings

United Way of Central Alabama is deeply saddened by the tragic mass shootings of the last few weeks in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX. These acts of violence continue to happen across the country, and we must do better. Not only in words, but with our actions.

Statements from United Way Worldwide

  • On May 17, CEO Angela F. Williams published a statement on the Buffalo Shooting Tragedy. You can find that statement here.
  • United Way Worldwide also published a statement regarding the tragic incident at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. That statement, along with Angela’s personal statement can be found on UnitedWay.org.

How to Support

To Help the Community of Buffalo:

Community Response Fund

The fund offers two ways for you to support the Buffalo community in moving forward financially. First, the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund will support the survivors of the deceased and those directly affected by this tragedy.

Second, the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund will address needs in the community beyond those directly affected.

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To Help the Community of Uvalde:

Robb Elementary Memorial Fund
First State Bank (FSB) of Uvalde has created a fund for the families of Robb Elementary. To donate, you may send Zelle funds using this email address, share a donation in person at any FSB branch or send via mail to:  

Robb School Memorial Fund   
200 E Nopal St.  
Uvalde, TX 78801

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County’s United with Uvalde Fund 
Donations will provide mental health services for students, teachers and families in Uvalde. Funds will be made available to nonprofit organizations with expertise in providing direct trauma services for communities impacted by the tragedy.  

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The Uvalde Strong Fund, hosted by the Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country 
The Uvalde Strong Fund supports victims, families, and others affected by the tragedy. Under the direction and oversight of an Advisory Committee, grants will support: 

  • Aid for families affected by this tragedy.
  • Aid for nonprofits providing essential response services. 
  • Aid for medical institutions caring for victims.  ​
  • Aid for organizations conducting long-term efforts for the Uvalde community.
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If You or Someone You Know is Seeking Help

If you or someone you know needs mental health support in the wake of these tragedies, find help by calling 2-1-1 or visit 211.org. Trained call center operators will connect you with locally available resources.