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Sunday Paper Recommends — Week of May 29, 2022

Sunday Paper Recommends — Week of May 29, 2022

By The Sunday Paper Team
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This week, the world was stunned by another mass shooting, this time in Uvalde, Texas where 19 children and two teachers were murdered. In light of this week's tragedy, many across the United States mobilized to support the victims' families and work toward a safer world for our nation's children.

For our Sunday Paper Recommends this week, we are suggesting organizations and campaigns that are directly supporting the community of Uvalde and the families of those grieving the loss of a loved one. See below for how to make a difference, lend a helping hand in some way, or learn from first-hand accounts why we need to take action against gun violence.

Where to Donate:

  1. Everytown for Gun Safety has been a leader in the fight for gun safety, knowing all too well the harsh realities that have occurred due to a lack of regulation. To learn more about their mission and to donate, go to their website here.
  2. José Andrés' World Central Kitchen continues to make a massive difference around the world. His organization is currently on the ground in Ukraine and is also mobilizing to support families in need in Uvalde. To learn more about WCK and to donate, visit their website here.
  3. Fred Guttenberg is the father of Jaime, a student who was killed in the 2018 Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Following her death, Fred created Orange Ribbons for Jaime, an organization that supports the development of common sense gun laws. To learn more about their mission and to donate, visit their website here.

How to Support the Families in Uvalde, Texas:

In response to this week, many GoFundMe campaigns have been created to support the families of victims. A general fund has also been created and ensures that all funds collected will be provided to families impacted. Motherly has compiled a complete list of the GoFundMe campaigns where you can donate and learn more about these families. Find the full list here.

What to Read:

  1. Following the 2013 Sandy Hook shooting, Shannon Watts founded Moms Demand Action, a grassroots organization that some refer to as the NRA's worst nightmare. Watts details her journey from founding the organization to where they are today in her book Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World. Read her book to learn and be inspired to take action today.
  2. Fred Guttenberg, whose organization is referenced above, details his life and what he's learned from losing a daughter to gun violence and a brother from 9/11 related sickness. Read his powerful memoir, Find the Helpers: What 9/11 and Parkland Taught Me about Recovery, Purpose, and Hope, to be moved and emboldened.