In the Wake of Sutherland Springs TX Mass Shooting,
Family Members from Previous Shootings
Step Forward to Help
|The families behind the National Compassion Fund represent 18 years of mass shooting families from Columbine, Va Tech, Tucson, NIU, Aurora, Oak Creek Sikh Temple, Newtown, Isla Vista (Santa Barbara), Alturas, CA, Roseburg, OR, San Bernardino and Orlando. They believe that your donation should go where you want it to: Directly to victims who are suffering.
These families have fought for this to happen for victims of previous mass shootings and terrorist attacks in places like Newtown, the second mass shooting in Ft. Hood, Chattanooga, the Boston Bombing, San Bernardino, Orlando and Las Vegas. They are now doing the same for the victims of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.
“Our hearts are broken for the victims of mass shootings and their families of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. We know the devastation all too well. After each mass shooting, well-meaning and generous people want to help. Having lived through this, we can tell you the best way is to make sure your donations get to the families directly,” said Anita Busch, whose cousin was murdered in the Aurora Theater shooting and who has worked behind the scenes with victims for numerous mass shootings.
“The financial burden after a mass shooting piles more stress on top of the trauma and suffering,” continued Busch. “Every family’s need is different, and only they will know what they need to heal. The mental, physical, spiritual and financial costs are–and will continue to be–enormous. Please help us help them directly.”
The funds will go to the First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, so that they can distribute to the families they know and love, using the Charleston mass shooting model. The fundraisers realize the church will have many requests and obligations supporting their congregation after this tragedy, so should it not be possible for them to be the distributor, another highly credible non-profit organization will distribute the funds directly to victims. As things progress, updates and tax receipts will be issued to donors.