The Aurora, Colorado Tragedy: How You Can Help

Leaving twelve dead and fifty-nine injured, the Aurora, Colorado tragedy is reportedly the largest mass shooting in US history. You can help the victims and the organizations working to assist them by donating to the groups listedbelow.

Compiled by the Huffington Post:

Bonfils Blood Center
After sending 342 units of blood to five local hospitals treating the victims of Friday’s tragic shooting, the Bonfils Blood Center in Denver is desperate for donations, Tiffany Anderson, marketing and communications director, told the Huffington Post via email. The 70-year-old bank particularly needs donations of O-negative and A-negative blood in order to replenish its supply. Bonfils is no longer accepting walk-ins, but you can schedule an appointment by calling 303.363.2300 or visiting the organization’s website here.

Aurora Mental Health Center 
The Aurora Mental Health Center is offering crisis counseling to anyone in need. Those seeking help can walk in to the center or call 303.617.2300 to find out more information. Find out how you can support the Aurora Mental Health Center here.

Thrive With Confidence Foundation 
Thrive With Confidence has organized a local gathering and donation drive in Aurora, Colo., aimed at supporting the community in this time of need. The meeting will provide support for those affected by the tragedy. Donations, such as food and bottled water, are encouraged. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page. Donations can be delivered directly to the Rec Center at 15528 east Hampden circle, Aurora, CO 80013

The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross Colorado Chapters dispensed food, water and mental health professionals to Gateway High School, which served as an evacuation site for victims and witnesses after the shooting. The organization is not accepting donations at this time for this specific effort.

The list is ongoing, so check back for more updates. You can also e-mail suggestions for ways to help to [email protected]

AlterNet / By Staff

Posted at July 20, 2012, 12:23pm

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