Lyft, Macy's, and American Airlines are giving back to El Paso in the wake of the shooting with giveaways and donations
- Community members and corporations are coming together to support those affected by the deadly shooting at an El Paso, Texas Walmart on August 3.
- Nearly $1 million in donations has already been raised by the El Paso Community Foundation, the El Paso Times reported. Corporations have reportedly contributed almost 70% of those funds, which will help benefit the victims of the shooting that left 22 dead.
- Companies like Lyft and Pizza Hut are also making an effort to provide relief, with free food, services, and monetary donations.
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In the aftermath of the Walmart shooting in El Paso, Texas that left 22 dead, community members and retailers are spearheading relief efforts.
The tragic event was one of two recent deadly shootings in Walmarts that have spurred a vocal response from activist groups and individuals regarding gun sales policies. One gun control advocacy group - Guns Down America - is demanding that Walmart stop selling guns in its stores through a petition.Read more: Walmart CEO promises 'thoughtful and deliberate' response to 2 deadly shootings at its stores
But amid activism, many groups are focusing on relief.
The El Paso Community Foundation has already raised nearly $1 million in donations to benefit the victims and those affected by the shooting, the El Paso Times reported. Corporations have reportedly contributed almost 70% of the funds.
Certain Macy's and Albertsons stores are encouraging customer donations to various relief funds. Pizza Hut is accepting and matching donations until August 31 and Lyft is offering free rides to blood donation centers in El Paso. Even singer Khalid announced that he plans to benefit concert to raise money for those affected, CNN reported.
From Macy's to American Airlines, here are seven companies that are giving back to the community in the wake of the tragedy in an El Paso Walmart.