The shocking shooting that terrorized El Paso, Texas, on August 3 had Latinos as its target. Now this community is showing the world how they are coming together to help the victims and support their city, united.
The violence in El Paso is not about immigration policy. It is about promoting hate, fear, and division sown by @realdonaldtrump. He has systematically sought to paint a hateful portrait of Hispanics that dehumanizes us to the broader public. Read my OpEd https://t.co/uGbqI2k2r7
— Janet Murguía (@JMurguia_Unidos) August 6, 2019
Various UnidosUS Affiliates are part of a collaborative group gathering donations and offering services to those directly affected. You too can help the community of El Paso in these difficult and challenging times, bringing hope to a mourning city. Please consider donating or volunteering with these organizations:
- YWCA El Paso del Norte Region is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Their strength in leading racial healing conversations has been brought to the table to help this city through the recovery process. You can support YWCA El Paso del Norte Region here.
- Project Bravo is committed to putting an end to poverty by mobilizing resources and promoting self-sufficiency as they strive to achieve a better tomorrow for their community. The organization jumped into action as soon as the attack happened, helping victims and their families. Project Bravo is helping families access hardship exemptions or victims service funds for those who may need to pay for funeral or hospital bills, rental assistance, and more. You can support Project Bravo here.
- Project Vida provides integrated care to areas with the most need in the El Paso area. They are now working primarily through the school district to provide mental health support for families directly affected by the shooting, but also for those who may experience trauma even if their family wasn’t directly impacted. You can support Project Vida here.
- Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe is a recognized health-care and social-justice nonprofit serving the US-Mexico Border since 1967. Their mission is “to improve the quality of life of those we serve by continuously enhancing the health and human services provided.” Support La Fe here.
We are proud of our Affiliate Network and the strength they are giving the El Paso community through their tireless and powerful work.