Boulder shooting: How to help victims’ families, organizations supporting them

0
0

Editor’s note: The Coloradoan will continue to update this list as more donation opportunities arise.

A tragic shooting at a south Boulder King Soopers store Monday left 10 people dead, including a Boulder police officer, according to police. The victims ranged in age from 20 to 65. 

As police continue to investigate the shooting — a 21-year-old Arvada man has since been arrested and is facing murder charges in the rampage — several organizations have stepped up to help victims and their families. 

Boulder shooting:Find the latest coverage from Coloradoan and USA TODAY journalists

Looking to help? Here’s where to start.

Colorado Healing Fund

Colorado Healing Fund, a nonprofit that gives people a secure way to donate to the victims of mass casualty crimes in Colorado, recently activated to collect funds specifically for the Boulder shooting victims and their families. You can submit a donation online at coloradohealingfund.org. You’ll have the option to give a one-time or recurring donation and can also give the donation in honor or memory of someone else. 

Colorado State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police 

Boulder Police officer Eric Talley was the first announced victim of the shooting Monday. Talley, a 51-year-old father of seven, was the first officer to arrive to the supermarket when shots first rang out. He was killed during a shootout with the gunman, according to earlier reporting by USA Today. Talley had been with the Boulder Police Department since 2010. Donations to Talley’s family can be made through a PayPal account started by the Colorado State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police.

The Community Foundation Boulder County 

In light of Monday’s tragic shooting, The Community Foundation Boulder County announced the creation of its Boulder County Crisis Fund, which will go toward supporting the needs of the shooting victims, their families and the impacted community. Any funds raised in excess of need will go into a general fund used for future local crises. To donate, visit commfound.org/crisisfund.

The Salvation Army 

The Salvation Army has announced it will be on site at Boulder’s Family Assistance Center to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to first responders and families of survivors of the shooting. Meal service began Tuesday at the request of Boulder Human Services, according to a Salvation Army news release. You can donate to The Salvation Army by visiting salarmy.us/boulderresponse

Looking to volunteer instead? 

Email esf19@bouldercounty.org for volunteer opportunities.

This story will be updated as additional avenues to help are verified.