Abbott announces donor to cover funeral costs for Uvalde victims

  • On May 24, a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
  • Governor Greg Abbott announced that a donor had offered $175,000 to cover funeral costs for the victims.
  • Uvalde’s families have crowdfunded to cover expenses following the tragedy

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Friday that an anonymous donor will cover all funeral expenses following the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

On Tuesday, an 18-year-old opened fire at Robb Elementary School, killing 21 people, including 19 children. The Uvalde shooting was one of the deadliest school shootings in United States history.

Abbott said an anonymous individual donated $175,000 to ensure families could afford funeral expenses.

“We appreciate this anonymous donor for their generosity,” Abbott said at a press conference, “and we will ensure these resources are in good hands to ensure that no family who suffers a heartbreak incalculable right now will only have to worry about a single cost for anything related to this parody.”

Many family members of tragedy victims have turned to crowdfunding for resources such as therapy and medical bills.

GoFundMe recently compiled a list of verified fundraisers for the victims of Uvalde, which includes the families of those who were killed.

A GoFundMe fundraiser for Irma Garcia, a fourth-grade teacher who protected her students during the attack, and her husband Joe Garcia, who died of a heart attack two days later, has raised more than $2.4 million. dollars.

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