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How to help those affected by the Buffalo mass shooting

Updated: May 19




Following the mass shooting at Tops Markets Saturday, Western New Yorkers and those outside the area are looking for ways to help the Buffalo community.

Below are some of the places people are donating, as well as places offering mental health services. This list will be updated as more organizations are confirmed.


Donations

GoFundMe

Verified fundraisers — people who organized each fund in parentheses:


Buffalo Mass Shooting Help The Families Fund (Board of VictimsFirst.org)

the families of the victims of Buffalo shooting (OnCore Golf CEO Keith Blakely)

Buffalo Memorial (Reporters Ron Insana and Luke Russert)


Buffalo Tragedy Donate to victims families (Esra’a Taha of Buffalo Skincare and Beauty)

Community Support to Feed the East Side (Feed Buffalo and partners)

Aaron Salter Jr Fundraiser (Aaron Salter III)

Tops Markets (Buffalo resident Joni Falk)

Buffalo Survivors Fund (National Compassion Fund)


FeedMore WNY

FeedMore was born from the merger of Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels for WNY. Accepting food donations at 91 Holt St. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Also accepting donations at the Resource Council of WNY at 347 E. Ferry St. through May 25


Requesting donations of nonperishable protein items, shelf-stable fruits and vegetables, beverages and snack items, as well as toilet paper and related personal care products, and diapers.

Call (716) 822-2002 with any questions


Buffalo Community Fridge

A volunteer-led network of community fridges dedicated to giving Buffalo communities access to fresh and healthy food.

Accepting food donations at 257 E. Ferry St.

milk

eggs

cheese

baby food and formula

juice

water

labeled cooked meats

No longer accepting monetary donations at this time

Inquiries: BuffaloCommunityFridge@gmail.com


Other organizations accepting donations

Black Love Resists in the Rust – Buffalo

WNY Mobile Overdose Prevention Services

Colored Girls Bike Too

Rooted In Love, Inc.



Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund

  • 100% of funds donated to families of all 13 victims, as well as others in the store

  • Established by National Compassion Fund in partnership with Tops

  • Hopes to partner with local leaders and businesses

  • GoFundMe

  • More information available on the fund’s website

Erie County Clerk’s Office/Auto Bureau

Food drop-off drives are happening at the Clerk’s Office, as well as several Auto Bureau locations:

  • Erie County Clerk’s Office (92 Franklin St., Buffalo)

  • Erie County Auto Bureau (Rath Building, 170 Pearl St., Buffalo)

  • Eire County Auto Bureau (Southgate Plaza, 1088 Union Rd., West Seneca)

  • Erie County Auto Bureau (Sheridan Plaza, 2309 Eggert Rd., Town of Tonawanda)

  • Erie County Auto Bureau (Urbandale Plaza, 2122 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga)

  • Erie County Auto Bureau (Highland Plaza, 6853 Erie Rd., Derby)

One Love Fundraiser

Chef Darian Bryan says Rasta Pasta and Jerk Chicken dinners will be served Friday, May 20 at Larkin Square. Dinners will be served from 4 to 7 p.m.

All proceeds will go directly to the families of the victims. To order pre-sale tickets, click or tap here.


Thurman Thomas Family Foundation

  • Accepting donations for efforts to impact families of victims and surrounding community

  • Working with community leaders and advocates for families

Mental Health Resources

Johnny B, Wiley Center

  • 1110 Jefferson Ave.

  • Mental health resources, food, other resources and assistance

  • Assisting families and community residents impacted by the mass shooting

  • Daily from 1-9 p.m. through May 27

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