• September 18, 2020
 El Pasoans, officials and groups respond to Saturday’s Mass Shooting that killed 20

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El Pasoans, officials and groups respond to Saturday’s Mass Shooting that killed 20

In response to the mass shooting at Walmart and Cielo Vista Mall on Saturday, groups and residents from around the area have take to setting up vigils, drives and other outreach programs. What follows will be a dynamic list, if you wish for your event to be included, please send it to news@epheraldpost.com

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Emergence offers shooting crisis hotline

In light of the shooting today in our El Paso community, Emergence Health Network wants to encourage anyone who is having a difficult time dealing with this tragic event to reach out to our mental health professionals via our Crisis Hotline where our mental health professional are standing by to help 24-7.

Crisis Hotline 915-779-1800

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El Paso Community Foundation sets up fund for donations

El Paso has had to deal with a terrible tragedy. On the morning of August 3, at least one confirmed shooter entered several busy retail locations and opened fire.

The El Paso Community Foundation is accepting funds to help the families of those affected. The foundation will waive all administrative fees, and pay all credit card fees associated with this fund.

We are working with the County of El Paso and the City of El Paso to try to help in any way we can.  Go to epcf.org/victims.

The El Paso Community Foundation Plaza Classic Film Festival is continuing as planned. We are not going to let this destroy our ability to come together as a community.

Keep the victims in your thoughts and prayers.

FirstLight Federal Credit Union to match donations for El Paso Shooting Victims’ Relief Fund

As we continue to mourn today’s tragic events, we are grateful for the overwhelming support and donations that have come in.
FirstLight Federal Credit Union will match the next $25,000 that is donated

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Paso del Norte Community Foundation Creates  El Paso Victims Relief Fund to Support Victims and Families of Today’s Tragic Events

 We are deeply saddened by today’s tragic events and want to do all we can to work in solidarity with our community to support the victims and families of this needless violence.

To this end, we have established the El Paso Victims Relief Fund in the Paso del Norte Community Foundation to accept monetary donations to support victims and their families.We appreciate your generosity in this moment of profound tragedy and sadness.

The Board and Staff of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation. To Donate click here

For more information on this fund, contact: Ida Ortegon, Director of Communications, Paso del Norte Community Foundation, 915-433-5416.

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Faith Vigil in the Borderlands in Response to El Paso Shooting

In response to the horrific shooting and loss of life that unfolded today in the borderlands, the Interfaith Alliance of the Southwest will hold a faith vigil tomorrow, Sunday August 4th.

The vigil will be held at Ponder Park, located at 7500 W H Burges Drive. A prelude with music at 6:30 pm will be followed by inter-faith prayer, reflection and mourning at 7pm.

Pastor Deborah Clugy-Soto, president of the Interfaith Alliance of the Southwest said,

‘Today we stand in horror and shock at the devastating loss of life and heartless attack on our border community. Tomorrow we will mourn, dry tears, offer our sacrifice of prayer and brace ourselves for the work ahead. Because even now the borderlands will stick together and the borderlands will stand together.’

Faith leaders will include Rabbi Ben Zeidman of Temple Mount Sinai, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso and other members of the Interfaith Alliance of the Southwest. City leaders will also be present.

All are invited to participate. Please bring blankets, chairs and water.

 

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