The El Paso Victims Relief Fund was established to accept monetary donations to support victims and their families affected by the tragedy of Saturday, August 3, 2019. We appreciate your generosity in this moment of profound tragedy and sadness. We are committed to ensuring that 100% of the donations made to the El Paso Victims Relief Fund directly support victims and their families.
Donations to the El Paso Victims Relief Fund will be accepted through November 25, 2019. After that date, we encourage interested donors to support the Education Funds that have been established by CommUnity en Accion. Click here to Donate.
Please see below for more information on the process initiated for the distribution of funds to victims and families.
Tangible personal property. Examples may be real estate, oil, gas, or mineral interests.
Bequests, appreciated securities, life insurance, retirement plans, and charitable remainder trusts, and more.
The Paso del Norte Community Foundation (PDNCF) and El Paso Community Foundation (EPCF) have announced a partnership to create One Fund El Paso, a non-profit agency, in August 2019 dedicated to developing and implementing a fund distribution plan for donations intended to support victims and survivors of those directly impacted in the August 3rd mass shooting at the El Paso Walmart.
Led by former Executive Director of the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence, Stephanie Karr, One Fund El Paso has contracted with the National Compassion Fund (NCF) and established a task force to set policies and oversee the distribution of funds in the most fair and transparent manner. Task Force members were selected to represent government, law, healthcare and non-profit industries to ensure a diverse and comprehensive skillset to oversee the distribution. NCF has been instrumental in the logistics of fund distribution associated with mass casualty incidents, including donations for victims and survivors of the September 11th terrorist attacks, as well as the shootings at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Santa Fe High School, and Las Vegas. Utilizing best practices learned from these past events, the involvement of NCF will assure that the donations received by EPCF and PDNCF are appropriately and equitably distributed. The administrative costs associated with the operation of One Fund El Paso and NCF are being covered entirely by EPCF and PDNCF so that victims and survivors receive 100% of donations.
The One Fund El Paso board consists of nine members including a representative from the City of El Paso, Paso del Norte Community Foundation and El Paso Community Foundation.
The One Fund El Paso Task Force consists of the following community members:
One Fund El Paso convened a town hall on September 26, 2019 at 5:30 pm at Bonham Elementary School to discuss the process and obtain input from members of the community. The protocols for victims and families and applications to apply were posted on the NCF website at: http://www.nationalcompassionfund.org.
To date, ~$10 million has been raised and donations will continue to be accepted for the fund through November 25, 2019. After that date, we encourage interested donors to support the Education Funds that have been established by CommUnity en Accion. Click here to Donate.
Through the first week of November 2019, One Fund El Paso has distributed $7,000 in gift cards, money orders and/or Zelle payments to each of the 48 victims or survivors in recognition of their needs as the entities work to distribute the larger donations before the end of the year.
For more information on the distribution process, please contact:
Stephanie Karr, One Fund El Paso Coordinator
Senior Lead, Mass Violence Response
National Compassion Fund
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One Fund El Paso donation deadline is November 25
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