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Community resources

The Buffalo Together Community Response Fund (BTCRF) was just one fund created to address the needs of the community after the 5/14 tragedy. While unaffiliated with these funds, we know understanding what other resources are available to survivors, their families, and other community members is important. We encourage you to reach out to these entities directly for more information about their work.

Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund

Tops Friendly Markets National Compassion Fund

In partnership with Tops, the National Compassion Fund has established the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund to provide direct financial assistance to the survivors of the deceased and those directly affected by this tragedy.

The National Compassion Fund is the leading authority on financial assistance to victims of mass casualty events. It is a subsidiary of the National Center for Victims of Crime, the nation’s leading resource and advocacy center for victims of all types of crime.

Donations closed as of September 20, 2022.

East Buffalo Resiliency Center

The Resource Council of Western New York serves both as the Resiliency Center and the organization chiefly responsible for leading the community response, supporting residents impacted by the tragedy.

Services include social services, housing and healthcare services, mental health services, and more. Trauma-informed support and immediate services are available to survivors, those injured in the shooting, and family members of victims.

The East Side Resiliency Center is located inside the Resource Council of WNY building at 347 East Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY. Anyone affected by the incident can stop by between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, or between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays – no appointment necessary.

Additional resources

Learn more about other resources that are available to survivors, their families, and other community members.

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