El Paso shooting: How to help Walmart shooting victims

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Thursday, August 8, 2019
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EL PASO, Texas -- If you're looking to support those impacted by Saturday's deadly mass shooting in El Paso, several organizations have ways to help:

Operation H.O.P.E. co-founder Angel Gomez told ABC News that his organization plans to help cover the costs of funeral services for those killed in the Walmart shooting. They will also help family members identify burial plots and will help offset the cost of repatriation for the Mexican nationals killed in the shooting. More information is available on the organization's Facebook page.

The El Paso Community Foundation has established a fund to help victims of Saturday's deadly shooting near Cielo Vista Mall. Those looking to help can make cash donations on EPCF's website. The foundation said it will waive administrative fees and pay credit card fees associated with fundraising for the victims. EPCF said it will work with the County of El Paso and the City of El Paso to disburse funds raised.

Paso Del Norte Community Foundation has also set up a fund to help those impacted by the shooting. Donations can be made on the organization's website.

The local chapter of the American Red Cross has also mobilized staff and volunteers to support those impacted in El Paso. Those looking to support the organization's work can do so on the local chapter's website.

Local authorities have said there is an urgent need for blood donations. Those looking to donate locally should contact Vitalant blood centers to schedule a donation appointment. Donations will also be collected through Sunday at the food court of the Mesilla Valley Mall in Las Cruces.

ABC News contributed to this report.