The families of those slain in the school shooting at Robb Elementary School have received a $175,000 contribution from an unidentified source.
According to remarks made by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, they appreciate the generosity of the contributor who desires to remain anonymous. They will also guarantee that the relevant resources are delivered to the appropriate parties.
The close-knit village of Uvalde, situated near the Texas border and has a population of around 16,000, is still in shock three days after a mass shooting killed 21 students and instructors. On Tuesday, the suspect in this incident, Salvador Ramos, claimed to have fatally shot his grandmother before fleeing in a car that crashed near the elementary school. This information is provided by the police.
After entering the facility, the 18-year-old suspect locked himself in a classroom and opened fire. According to Steven McCraw, head of the Texas Department of Public Safety, during the vicious attack, which lasted more than an hour, the suspect shot more than a hundred rounds of ammunition.
Before arriving, Customs and Border Control officers fatally shot Ramos; two instructors and nineteen pupils had already been dead.
According to Abbott’s statement, “no family now experiencing unfathomable anguish will have to worry about a single expenditure related to this injustice.”
During a press conference on Friday, the Republican governor emphasized a range of mental health facilities for those impacted by the assault, the deadliest school shooting in the United States since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.
In addition to the Family Aid Center, which would give “information, assistance, and resources to individuals directly affected by the tragedy at Robb Elementary School,” noted a 24-hour hotline for anyone worried about their mental health.
Abbott said that anybody interested in assisting may make a gift and express their condolences via the OneStar Foundation’s centralized website.
He stated in a statement that everyone in Uvalde has been deeply impacted by this tragedy and is overwhelmed with a considerable lot of sadness and confusion about what has occurred. As a direct result, both public and private service providers are collaborating to give support to all of the town’s citizens.
Texas will not turn its back on individuals in need of assistance. The state will endeavor to ensure that those mourning and recuperating have access to the resources they need quickly and at no cost.