The victims ranged in age from 18 months to 77 years. At least 20 other First Baptist Church parishioners were injured in the Sutherland Springs, Texas, shooting. Ten were in critical condition as of Monday afternoon.
As authorities begin to publicly identify victims of the shooting, family members and community leaders are beginning to raise funds for the victims and the families of the victims.
Investigators work at the scene of a deadly shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday Nov. 5, 2017. A man opened fire inside of the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing more than 20 people. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
3. Donate money to the Holcombe Family’s fund on GoFundMeaccount. The Holcombe family lost eight family members in the Texas church shooting Sunday. Family friend Cristopher Foster set up a GoFundMe account for Sarah Slavin Holcombe, who lost her mother, Karla Plain Holcombe; her father, Bryan Holcombe; sister-in-law, Crystal Holcombe, who was pregnant; and five nieces and nephews, according to the fundraising page.
“It’s going to take a lot of funds to cover eight funerals, lost wages, perhaps child/adult counseling, and who knows what else,” Foster said in a Facebook post. “No matter what number the Go Fund Me reaches, it will never be enough. But everything helps.”
Locally, Sutherland Springs Royal Court has set up a tent to accept donations for the family members of the victims of Sunday’s shooting at the intersection of 4th Street and 13th Street, near the Community Center, not far from First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.
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