I’ve been thinking and pondering how I can do my part in supporting the victims of suffering in the tragedy that occurred in my hometown of Gilroy, CA.
I was actually given a media partnership to cover the festival on my blog. Due to unexpected circumstances I was unable to fulfill the blog posts since I was not able to attend. I was to share the shopping experience at the festival and food related things. For some reason, it just didn’t happen, and I didn’t make it in time to attend.
I’m so saddened that our wonderful Garlic Festival that I have been in attendance and volunteered at for the last 11 years (since I moved here) was tainted by this act of violence. I am mourning with the families who lost love ones, and praying for a speedy recovery to those who were hurt. Also I send so many positive energies to those who were witnesses as the senseless violence unfolded, their memories will forever be engraved with this tragedy.
As a voice on social media with a national readership, I thought I would do my part in sharing the links to donations for the victims involved.
Not only will donations help, but your voice, lets all be change makers and voice our opinions to our elected officials so that something like this won’t happen again!
Check out more information on the foundation here
Our community is strong and stands together in times of need. You’ll always have a shoulder to lean on in Gilroy. We will overcome the tragedy together. While it all feels so weird and empty right now, we have the power to become even stronger. Many local Organizations are selling Tshirts to raise funds as well – 100 of proceeds go to Victim Relief:
If anyone knows of any other links please feel free to post them in comments. Blessings to all.