As San Bernardino, California, recovers from Wednesday's attack, there are a couple of ways you can assist those who were most directly affected by the mass shooting.
Several fundraising campaigns have already been established to raise money for the shooting victims’ families. A memorial fund has been set up for the family of Bennetta Bet-Badal, 46, who was killed. Another GoFundMe page was created to support Jennifer Thompson-Thalasinos, the wife of victim Nicholas Thalasinos. Michael Wetzel, 37, was also killed in the shooting, leaving behind a wife and six children, whom another crowdfunding campaign is hoping to support.
The Arrowhead United Way is also accepting donations online and by mail to help those affected by the shooting.
— United Way (@UnitedWayLS) December 4, 2015
Donors in the area can give to LifeStream centers in Riverside, Ontario, Victorville and La Quinta, as well as Hoag Hospital, Long Beach Memorial, Saddleback Memorial, the American Red Cross in Woodland Hills, the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles and the San Diego Blood Bank.
Lifestream spokesman Don Escalante told the Los Angeles Daily News that the community has already been generous in its response to the shooting.
“We had a lot of blood go out Wednesday, so we’re trying to replenish the amounts of blood so it can be available for those who need it,” he said. “There’s always a need in the community. Whenever you make a donation, you can help save a life.”