An H-E-B employee was among the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. In response, the Texas-based grocery store chain is donating $150,000 to the families of the victims.
H-E-B spokesperson Dya Campos spoke to MySanAntonio.com about the donation. Campos explained that one of the 26 killed during Sunday’s shooting was a longtime employee of the nearby Floresville H-E-B. Campos refrained from naming the victim due to privacy concerns.
Currently, H-E-B is also collecting donations in their stores statewide to benefit the families of the victims.
“H-E-B is committed to providing assistance during times of crisis. Our hearts reach out to all at this tragic, painful time,” Winell Herron, H-E-B group Vice President, said to KSAT. “It is our hope that H-E-B’s donations, along with our loyal customers’ support, will help our neighbors in Sutherland Springs. This is a difficult situation for many as they grieve and face unimaginable loss.”
Devin P. Kelley, 26, killed 26 people on Sunday morning (Nov. 5) as they sat in the pews of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. Eight of the victims represented three generations of one family, including a pregnant woman. Most of the victims were children, including the church pastor’s 14-year-old daughter.