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Pledge to

Join the #ElPasoChallenge in support of the victims of the El Paso shooting.

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How to do this

Complete these steps by October 6

  1. 1

    Make a donation to the El Paso Victims Fund, set up by the 9/11 nonprofit "9/11 Day." (100% of the funds raised will go to the families of those killed, and the injured in the El Paso shooting, and also to the families of victims in Dayton and Gilroy.)

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    Share your #ElPasoChallenge on social media. 

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This pledge closed 16 days ago

How this will help

Ruben Martinez, a sixth-grader from El Paso, Texas, has challenged the nation to perform 22 good deeds, one for each of the 22 innocent people murdered in the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. He's...

Ruben Martinez, a sixth-grader from El Paso, Texas, has challenged the nation to perform 22 good deeds, one for each of the 22 innocent people murdered in the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. He's called it the #ElPasoChallenge.

We decided to answer his call, and we are asking you to do the same. 

We've launched the El Paso Victims Fund to help raise funds for the families of those lost and injured in the shooting. Please make a donation and join the #ElPasoChallenge. 

100% of the funds collected will go directly to the victims and/or their families (less any processing fees that credit cards charge, etc.) We will ensure that administration and distribution of the funds are handled by a board of respected members from the El Paso community, or a designated organization that is supported broadly by the victims of the shooting. 

Because the El Paso shooting occurred within the same week of other mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and Gilroy, California, 25 percent of the total funds raised through this campaign will be donated in a similar fashion to the victims and/or their families suffering in these communities as well.  

Why are we getting involved? 

We are the 9/11 nonprofit 9/11 Day, founded by members of the 9/11 community soon after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Having also been born out of tragedy ourselves, we share a very strong emotional bond with other families who have had to cope with the sudden and tragic loss or injury of loved ones in any act of violence that is driven by hate and racism, such as the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, which killed 22 and injured more than two dozen others. We also share Ruben's belief in the power of good deeds. Since the 2001 terrorist attacks, our organization has encouraged Americans to observe each 9/11 as a national day of service by doing good deeds that help others. We wish we could help all the people who have lost loved ones to violence. We just don't have the ability to do so. This is our way of helping where we can. 

Please join the #ElPasoChallenge and make a donation to the El Paso Victims Fund. We will make sure your donation goes directly to the families of those lost, and to the injured.

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