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9/11 Foundation Stepping Up To Help El Paso Shooting Victims

August 16, 2019 - 5:46 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — An effort to help the victims of the deadly mass shooting in El Paso, Texas has led to those impacted by the 9/11 attacks to offer their help.

In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Jay Winuk helped found the organization, My Good Deed. The idea behind the group was to encourage people to undertake random acts of kindness.

In the wake of the El Paso shooting, sixth grader Ruben Martinez created the #ElPasoChallenge, encouraging the nation to perform 22 good deeds, one for each victim of the shooting.

Winuk and his organization are now answering the call.

My Good Deed has established a GoFundMe page to collect donations to support the families of those killed in recent mass shootings.

“The bottom line is: People are good at heart and people do for each other,” Winuk noted.

His group will match every donation up to $5,000, and 100% of collected funds will go directly the El Paso Community Foundation and other foundations established to help victims and their families.