Toyota Motor North America, AT&T and the H-E-B grocery chain are among those stepping up to donate to support those impacted by the Uvalde, Texas tragedy.
Texas-based H-E-B is donating $500,000 and is also giving customers the option to donate via its website or through its delivery app. The company's nonprofit arm will then disburse those donations.
AT&T is launching a text-to-donate campaign and contributing $50,000 to OneStar Foundation via its AT&T Foundation. Those who wish to help can text Uvalde to 20222 to donate $10 from any mobile device and any wireless carrier anywhere to benefit Community Health Development, a South Texas-based community health center that annually delivers care to almost 11,000 individuals.
Toyota is joining with its dealers and employees to donate more than $250,000 to those impacted by the Uvalde, Texas tragedy.
The automaker, which moved its headquarters from California to Plano, Texas near Dallas in 2016, also has significant operations in the San Antonio area near where the mass shooting took place. Toyota builds its full-size Tundra pickup in San Antonio, which is about 80 miles east of Uvalde.
The shooter killed 19 children and two teachers and wounded 17 other at Robb Elementary School. Uvalde is a largely Latino town of roughly 16,000 people about 75 miles from the Mexican border.
Toyota’s donation is going to Family Services Association, San Antonio, which offers counseling and survivor assistance through a trauma-informed lens, and Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas, which provides services for grieving youth and their families. Each organization is receiving $75,000.
Gulf States Toyota and GSFSGroup are providing $50,000 to both Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas and The United with Uvalde Fund.
Toyota also is matching employee giving, encouraging donations to nonprofits including The Onestar Foundation – Robb Elementary Memorial Fund, which is contributing to the relief fund for victims, families and others affected by the tragedy.
Funds will also go to Family Services Association, which is supporting survivor families to cover basic needs and mental health aid while Communities in Schools San Antonio aims to provide basic needs, education support and social services, as well as United with Uvalde Fund – United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, which is supporting mental health services for students, teachers and families.