Because of the generosity of hundreds of local donors— (many, many who gave cash and spare change through the Restaurant Fundraisers and some who wrote thousand dollar checks to the Fund) -The Clovis Carver Library Victim Memorial Fund is easing the challenges faced by victims of the library shooting 8/28/2017.
$24,938.56 in help with Unmet Needs has been given to families so far. The needs have ranged from utility bills, car payments, and rent; to assistance with clothing, food and travel expenses; to help with family holiday spending. The families receiving help have included all the injured victims, all the families of the deceased victims, and five families of individuals who were present at the event.
The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Victim Advocate Office, Matt 25 Hope Center and United Way of ENM are still meeting with victims and expect to assist with more needs in these last days of 2017. As of 12/13/17, $5,061.44 is left of the initial $30,000 grant for Unmet Needs. All the victims of the shooting have been spoken to and been invited to request assistance for their needs.
The Clovis Carver Library Victims Memorial Fund Committee is working with the Clovis Carver Library Board to memorialize for Crissie Carter and Wanda Walter and will meet again in February to finalize those plans.