The ECSO collects donations for the victims of Uvalde

ECTOR COUNTY, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) – Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis announced that his office will begin collecting cash donations for victims and families affected by the mass shooting at a school. Tuesday in Uvalde.

Griffis wrote in a Facebook post: “Since this unimaginable incident happened in Uvalde, we want to help in any way we can. These families will have needs.

The sheriff said his office has already collected about $1,000 from employees and will begin collecting donations from the community at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. Checks payable to Uvalde County and cash can be dropped off through Thursday at ECSO at 2500 S Highway 385. Griffis said there will be a poster for donors to sign if they wish to send a message to the small South Texas community. .

“We will turn these funds over to the sheriff (in Uvalde) on Friday,” Griffis said. “I can’t imagine how these people are feeling right now. God bless them all.

On May 24, a sniper killed several people at Robb Elementary, including 18 children and at least two other adults. Two police officers and several students were also injured in the shooting. Governor Greg Abbott also said the gunman shot and killed his grandmother before entering the school.

The suspect, Salvador Ramos, 18, from Uvalde, was later killed by police responding to the scene.

More information about the shooting, including the names of the victims, will be released as details become available. Police remained at the scene Tuesday evening, the investigation is ongoing.

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