Community Involvement, Rehabilitation

PVSP incarcerated raise $7k for Uvalde shooting victims

Incarcerated men hold a check for Uvalde school shooting victims while officers and others stand nearby, in front of a giant bald eagle and flag mural.
PVSP's incarcerated population donated nearly $7,000 to the school shooting victims in Uvalde, Texas.

Pleasant Valley State Prison’s (PVSP) incarcerated population raised $6,980 for victims of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

The entire country was shocked by the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. The May 24 shooting resulted in the deaths of 19 students and two adults.

After hearing the news, the incarcerated population was moved to take action. The prison yards united for a common cause: helping victims’ families.

Working together, the population used their personal trust accounts to donate to the Robb School Memorial Fund. Once donations from every facility were collected, the money was presented to the school memorial fund.

While the population agreed the donation would not ease the pain and loss of lives, it was their way of showing they care.

“Humanity deserves hope,” they said.

Learn more about the memorial fund set up by the school district.

By Lieutenant Carlos Mendoza

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