In this difficult time, I wanted to share resources that are available for anyone, especially students and families, struggling to cope with this trauma. These locations and helplines are currently open and have grief counselors on-site:
|Pine Trails Park Recreation Center and Ampitheater||10559 Trails End||Parkland, FL 33076|
|Coral Springs Gymnasium||2501 Coral Springs Dr||Coral Springs, FL 33065|
|Coral Springs Center for Performing Arts||2855 Coral Springs Dr||Coral Springs, FL 33065|
|Westglades Middle School||11000 Holmberg Rd||Parkland, FL 33076|
|CDC Disaster Distress Helpline||Call 1-800-985-5990||Text TalkWithUs to 66746|
|Broward County Distress Helpline||Call 2-1-1|
The FBI is seeking information regarding the shooting. Upload photos on the FBI’s website or call their anonymous tip line at 1-800-Call-FBI.
Finally, our local blood center is asking donors with Type O-negative blood to donate. While initial blood needs for victims have been met, OneBlood has said it needs to replenish our area’s available O-negative blood supply. Find donation locations here.