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Alfred Garza, father of Amerie Jo, sits in his home in Uvalde on Aug. 10, 2022.
Uvalde school shooting

Millions donated after Uvalde shooting still haven’t reached victims and families

The largest fund for those affected by the May 24 massacre is still months away from distributing most of the $16 million it has raised. Some families are turning to smaller donations to get by.

Alfred Garza, father of Amerie Jo, sits in his home in Uvalde on Aug. 10, 2022.

Several funds, each with their own rules

Confusion about state money causes friction  

“I’m trying to put it back together” 

The Uvalde Together Resiliency Center on Aug. 11, 2022.
Martha Buford inspects a corner of the lobby at the Uvalde Together Resiliency Center on Aug. 11, 2022. Children will often wait here for their appointments, and spend their time playing with toys or reading the numerous donated books.
A toy house in a unit dedicated to play therapy, a method counselors use to help understand the children they meet with at the Uvalde Together Resiliency Center on Aug. 11, 2022. For example, Martha Buford explained that kids who played with the wooden house, or the makeshift kitchen, were often seeking things that were normal. They might organize the house, to restore a sense of order.
Alfred Garza, father of Amerie Jo, sits in his home in Uvalde on Aug. 10, 2022.

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