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Here’s How To Help The Parkland Community In Wake Of The High School Shooting

Since the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week, Broward County hasn’t quite been the same. But in times of darkness, people come together and become stronger. 

Our Broward County community and its businesses are no exception, and there are a number of ways to show your support and help those directly impacted. Here are eight ways to give back to the Parkland victims and community as a whole:

Broward Education Foundation’s GoFundMe

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The organization dedicated to raising funds for Broward County Public Schools set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the shooting. Donate to the official fundraising campaign at gofundme.com/stonemandouglasvictimsfund

Benefit Concert for Marjory Stoneman Douglas 

Logo via Facebook/Revolution Live

Revolution Live is hosting a benefit concert on Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. and all ticket proceeds will be donated to families of the victims and first responders. Performers include Austin Mahone, Saigon Kick, Jack & Jack and the Reis Brothers. For more information, visit jointherevolution.net/2018/02/benefit-concert-marjory-stoneman-douglas-hs/.

Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.449.1025; jointherevolution.net

I Heart Mac & Cheese 

Photo courtesy of I Heart Mac & Cheese

On Feb. 25, from noon to 4 p.m., the Parkland, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pembroke Pines I Heart Mac & Cheese locations will donate a portion of all proceeds to the victims’ families. 

1489 SE 17th St., Ste. A, Fort Lauderdale; 954.533.4195; iheartmacandcheese.com

7867 University Drive, Parkland; 754.229.6279; iheartmacandcheese.com

15999 Pines Blvd., Ste. 102, Pembroke Pines; 954.544.2588; iheartmacandcheese.com

3111 N. University Drive, Ste. 114, Coral Springs; 954.800.3780; iheartmacandcheese.com

Donate Blood

Photo via Facebook/OneBlood

Florida blood donation center OneBlood partners with hospitals to help those being treated after tragedies. You can donate blood to help replenish its supply by visiting oneblood.org/donate-now to find locations and to schedule an appointment.

MSD Strong Shirts

The Parkland PTA/PTO created shirts in the school’s colors and are selling them online. All the profits will go to the victims’ families, first responders and the Stoneman Douglas High School Memorial Fund. To purchase the apparel, visit lovemsd.com.

Cabo Flats

Photo courtesy of Cabo Flats

The Pembroke Pines Cabo Flats location is having a fundraiser lunch on Feb. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. and a portion of proceeds will benefit the families of the victims.

15995 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines; 954.404.9680; caboflats.com

Pints for Parkland

Photo courtesy of Riverside Market

The team at Riverside Market has partnered with Abita Beer and Wandering Wines to raise funds for the Stoneman Douglas community. On Feb. 28, the Riverside Market Plantation location will donate 100 percent of proceeds from its $5 pints of Abita Beer on draft and any glass of Wandering Wines to the school. On March 1, 100 percent of $5 pints of Abita Beer purchases made at its Fort Lauderdale location will also be donated.

608 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.358.8333; theriversidemarket.com

6900 Cypress Road, Plantation; 954.306.6819; theriversidemarket.com

Write a Letter

Diane Wolk-Rogers, a Stoneman Douglas High School history teacher, posted on Facebook encouraging the community to send letters of support to her students for when they return. The post was also published to Twitter. You may send your letters to: 

Diane Wolk-Rogers

Stoneman Douglas High School

5901 Pine Island Road

Parkland, Florida 33076