Ways to help the Marjory Stoneman Douglas community


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Hannah Lee

Only a couple of hours away in Parkland, Florida, a high school shooting occurred, killing at least 17 people. During this time, many may feel helpless, but here are some things you can do to help the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community.


Although there are many unverified accounts, there is a GoFundMe created by the Broward Education Foundation for the victims and families of the shooting. At the time of publishing this article, over $120,000 has been raised. The foundation is a nonprofit, and is working with the Broward County Public School system. Students can access the GoFundMe here.

Public Good Fund

Public Good curated a fund for those who want to help. The donations will go to several organizations like the American Red Cross, Broward Health Foundation, Cure Violence, Everytown for Gun Safety and the National Center for Victims of Crime Inc. The funds will be specifically used to help the victims of the Parkland shooting.

Donating Blood

OneBlood is asking people to donate blood during this time of tragedy.

“While the immediate blood needs have been met, there is a need to replenish the areas O negative blood supply,” stated OneBlood. “O negative is the universal blood type and is used to treat trauma patients.”

There will be several blood drives going on this weekend.

On Feb. 15-16, the Mayo Clinic Donor Center will hold a blood drive from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Country Club Lakes on Hodges Blvd. will hold a blood drive on Feb. 17 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Regal Cinemas on Beach Blvd. will be holding a blood drive throughout the weekend on Feb. 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Feb. 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On Monday, Feb. 19, the Publix on Beach Blvd. will be hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more location and times, click here.

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