Human instinct is to help others in times of need. Recently nothing has sparked political controversy quite like the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida in February. But political debate surrounding these events and the ongoing debate about gun control and assault weapons should not stop someone from reaching out and helping those in need who are affected by tragedies like mass shootings.

There are dozens of options when it comes to placing a donation to support victims. One of the easiest things to do is donate directly to the fund that has been set up for the victims and their families. Most of the time this is done through a website like GoFundMe and has been set up by the city, church or business in the area. The website does however collect a small fee from the money that does come in. One of the great things about donating to a GoFundMe is that as a donator you are covered up to $1,000 if the fund that was set up turns out to be fraudulent collector.

Another option for donations after tragedies is to create a charity for a specific niche that ties into the tragedy. The options are endless when it comes to picking a specific area to donate to, and it is a great way to be able to make sure that your donations are going exactly where you want them to go. This is also a great way to get multiple businesses or individual entrepreneurs on board to support the victims as well. Creating a specific charity can also end up leading to the availability of additional resources to help with the aftermath of a mass shooting tragedy.

Whether it’s a single donation or creating a charity that focuses on a specific niche linked to the tragedy, any donation will be used to help the victims and their families with medical bills and funeral expenses. Money isn’t always the answer! Donating your time or items specific to the tragedy are also great options as well to help the victims and their families. Whichever way you plan on spending your money in support of these events is just another way to help the victims and their families.