As we all witness the devastating images of the shooting that took place Wednesday at a VTA maintenance yard in San Jose that claimed the lives of nine people, community members are mobilizing to help those affected. Below is a working list of resources to support the victims which we will continue to update as the situation unfolds. If you have a suggestion for a resource we should include, connect with us on Twitter or Facebook @bayareaproud
Funds for Victims
- Working Partnerships USA has set up a fund to help victims of the shooting. To make a donation, please click here.
- Tax deductible donations in support of victims and their families can be made through Working Partnerships USA's Union Community Resources program.
VTA Service Impacted
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- Light rail services has been suspended indefinitely, follow @VTA on Twitter for the most recent updates
- Bus bridges have been set up
- Public vigil in memory of the victims at San Jose City Hall on Thursday, May 27 at 6 PM
- The Stanford Blood Center is supporting patients impacted by the VTA yard shooting who have required type O blood and will continue to do so throughout their recovery. Blood donations will be needed in the coming days to replenish type O inventory and to ensure the center is ready to support the ongoing needs of patients in the community. To learn about how to donate blood, please click here.
- AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement) located at 2400 Moorpark Ave # 300, San Jose, CA or call (408) 975-2730
- Santa Clara County Crisis Support
- Mobile Crisis Response Team: 1-800-704-0900 Press 2
- Santa Clara County Suicide & Crisis Hotline: 1-855-278-4204
- Crisis Text Line: Text RENEW to 74174
- National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-8255 or chat with a counselor online
- Crisis Support Services of Alameda County: 1-800-309-2131
- Contra Costa Crisis Center: call 211 or 800-833-2900 or text 'HOPE' to 20121
- North Bay Suicide Prevention Hotline: 855-587-6373