PARKLAND (CBSMiami) — As Florida and the nation mourn the loss of 17 people killed in the Parkland school shooting, support is pouring in to the community from all sides – on a federal and local level.
Anyone wanting to help the victims and their families can contribute to a GoFundMe page setup by the Broward Education Foundation.
The same foundation is also holding a mobile text-to-donate campaign. You can text 20222 with the message “PARKLAND” (all caps) and that will forward a $10 donation to support victims and their families.
For those not wanting or able to make a monetary donation, One Blood is asking for donations to replenish their supply of O negative blood used for the shooting victims. Click here to find the locations nearest to you.
If you or someone you know needs help and was impacted by the shooting, there’s a Family Assistance Center (FAC) located at the Parkland Recreational Counseling and Enrichment Center, 10559 Trails End, that offers counseling, crime and victim services, health care help, Drivers Licenses and ID services, and travel help among other things.
The FAC will remain open until Friday, February 23rd. Operating hours are from 9- 7 p.m.
For parents thinking of talking to your kids about school violence, check out these tips from the National Association of School Psychologists.