On Tuesday, an 18-year-old gunman opened fire on students and faculty at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two teachers.
The perpetrator, Salvador Ramos, also wounded 16 others before he was shot and killed by a border agent. Uvalde is reeling in the aftermath of the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, and there are many ways to help those impacted.
Among those to offer their condolences to victims were Joe Biden, LeBron James, and Chris Evans. "These kinds of mass shootings rarely happen elsewhere in the world," said President Biden on Tuesday. "Why are we willing to live with this carnage? Why do we keep letting this happen? Where in God’s name is our backbone to have the courage to deal with it? It’s time to turn this pain into action."
A variety of efforts have already launched to help provide support. Two funeral homes near the school, Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home and Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, announced on social media that they will not charge families of victims for funeral services. There are also ways you can directly help; read more on those below.