Resources in the Aftermath of the Mass Shooting in Buffalo
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:
- Black Love Resists in the Rust has a listing of support services in Buffalo on its Facebook page:
- Transportation offered for people living near the Tops Market to buy food.
Where to Find Support
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.
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.
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
- UR Medicine EAP is offering a “Connect for Support” space for employees affected by the racist attack on the Black community in Buffalo. The sessions are designed to help employees recognize their own stress, offer coping skills, and create a space for mutual support. Register here to attend.
- Counseling Center
- Calming and grounding techniques from Ronke L. Tapp, PhD, Assistant Director of Multiculturalism
- Campus Faith Communities
- Employee Assistance Program
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.