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Resources in the Aftermath of the Mass Shooting in Buffalo

Hearing our Community of Voices

Ways to Help

To help directly:

Victims Fund for Tops Buffalo NY Shooting: Funds will go to helping with victims’ funeral expenses and helping those who need trauma consoling.

To help provide food:

  • Resource Council of WNY
    • The Tops Market is temporarily closed while the investigation into the mass shooting continues. A food giveaway program will continue each day from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, located at the Resource Council of WNY, 347 East Ferry Street, just two blocks away from the Tops Market.
    • During the daily food giveaway, mental health counseling will also be available to assist community members and their families who have been affected.
    • Donate to the Resource Council.
  • Verified GoFundMe Donation Sites:

Listings of resources for those affected:

Where to Find Support


Support Sessions:

Hearing Our Community of Voices: Buffalo Shooting
The Institutional Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Equity and Inclusion Council of Deans and Directors are offering two curated spaces of support in response to the Buffalo shooting.

Community Conversation
On Wednesday, May 18 at noon and 6 p.m. facilitators and counselors from the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and the University Counseling Center will be available at two facilitated conversations on Zoom for giving voice to emotions and sharing space with others in our community.

12:00 p.m. registration link.
6:00 p.m. registration link.

Our Healing Breath
The University Counseling Center (UCC) is offering two supportive spaces in response to the hate crime in Buffalo.

  • Our Healing Breath: Reactions to the Act of Violence in Buffalo towards Black/African-American Identified People
    For Students of Color, led by Clinicians of Color
    Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 1:00 PM / Zoom ID: 96026264213
  • Reactions to Violence against Black/African-American Identified People
    All students welcome
    Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 2:00 PM / Zoom ID: 96708425647

Connect for Support

Reading and Learning Resources 

The “Great Replacement” theory that radicalized the Buffalo shooter is a right-wing conspiracy theory that has gained ground in the mainstream.

  • New York Times article linking attacks on Jews, Hispanics, and Blacks to “Great Replacement” theory
  • Guardian article on Buffalo attack highlighting politicians who espouse “Great Replacement” theory
  • New York Times article on racism and sexism in White Replacement Theory
  • Scholarly article on the “Great Replacement” conspiracy: How the perceived ousting of whites can evoke violent extremism and Islamophobia

Hear Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League speak in Rochester:

(Note: This informative event is part of a fundraiser.)

Consider reading Jonathan Greenblatt’s book, It Could Happen Here: Why America Is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable—and How We Can Stop It.