NFL teams donate to El Paso, Dayton shooting victims

Teams in Texas, Ohio show support after shootings

By Kendall Trammell, CNN
Copyright 2019 CNN

One man said he felt compelled to drive to El Paso to help any way he could.

EL PASO, Texas - As many try to process yet another mass shooting in the US, organizations across the country are stepping up to help the victims of the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas.

At least 31 people were killed in the two shootings that took place within 13 hours over the weekend.

The El Paso shooting took place in a Walmart, and the superstore is committing $400,000 to help the victims and their families.

Now the NFL is also getting involved and showing its supports to the victims of both shootings.

 

NFL Foundation and the Texans donate $100k

 

The Houston Texans is teaming up with the NFL Foundation, the league's nonprofit, to donate $100,000 to the El Paso victims' fund -- El Paso Community Foundation.

"In the wake of Saturday's tragic events in El Paso, Texas, the Houston Texans foundation and the NFL Foundation will donate $100,000 to the El Paso Victims' Fund -- El Paso Community Foundation to help those impacted," The Texans said in a statement on Wednesday. The Fund is working with the County of El Paso and the City of El Paso to aid affected families."

 

Dallas Cowboys make a $50K donation

 

The Dallas Cowboys and its nonprofit organization, the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation, have committed $50,000 to the El Paso victims' fund.

"Our hearts and support are with the entire El Paso community and especially with the families of the victims of this very tragic event," said Cowboys Executive Charlotte Jones Anderson. "Our organization has long enjoyed a wonderful following from the people of El Paso, and our wish is that so many others in Texas and around the country will be inspired to assist the loved ones who are grieving."

 

Bengals and the NFL Foundation donate $75k

 

The Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL Foundation are donating $75,000 to the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund. The money will go to the families directly affected by the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio.

"Dayton is part of our community and we are saddened by the tragic events that took place this weekend," said Bengals Executive Vice President Katie Blackburn. "Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and all of those affected."

CNN's Homero De la Fuente, David Close and Wayne Sterling contributed to this report.

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