H-E-B has pledged $500,000 to help families devastated by the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

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Donations are also currently being accepted at all H-E-B stores. KWTX is reporting that customers of Central Market, Joe V’s Smart Shop, and Mi Tienda can make monetary donations in store at the register for $1, $3, $5, $50, or $100.

All funds collected from the donation campaign and Spirit of Giving Fund will benefit the victims of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde and their families.

H-E-B Providing More than Money

H‑E‑B stores in the area along with H-E-B Mobile Kitchens will also provide meals, supplies, and other resources to community support centers, first responders, and the local school district. The company plans to coordinate with nonprofit organizations providing critical aid to those in need as well.

Our neighbors in Uvalde, including many of our H-E-B Partners, have connections to someone touched by this tragedy. We grieve alongside them as they face unimaginable loss. It is our hope that H‑E‑B’s support, along with our loyal customers’ donations, will help during this difficult situation.

-H‑E‑B Group VP of Public Affairs, Diversity & Environmental Affairs Winell Herron

The company will also provide crisis counselors to support H-E-B Partners and neighbors grieving throughout the Uvalde community.

Other Ways to Help Uvalde Victims

You can donate even if you're not in line at H-E-B. Donations are being accepted at online checkout for Curbside and Home Delivery orders. In addition, there is an option to give directly via the Favor app after checkout.

Additional donations to support the fund can be made at heb.com/donate.


This Temple, Texas DoorDasher Helped an Elderly Woman Get Fresh Start

Shelby Moeller never imagined that an odd request while delivering for Door Dash would lead to a life-changing experience for him as well as an elderly woman who needed more than food.

He described his initial encounter on Facebook, thanking people who offered to help the 78-year-old woman he named 'Jane Doe' to protect her privacy. On March 20th, he was able to share some amazing news on Facebook.

"Many of you probably remember my post last week about door dashing and coming across an elderly woman in deplorable conditions. When I made the post, I was thinking that I just needed to raise awareness that our elderly right here in our community are often alone, forgotten, and in need of help. I never imagined that through my post, God was going to provide a small but mighty army of volunteers that would jump in and save Jane Doe."

Jane Doe had to be moved out of her apartment while biohazard disinfecting was done by Spotless Crime Clean. All furniture, carpet, and most of her possessions had to be thrown away. There was also no edible food, as everything in the kitchen was either expired or infested with insects.

Shelby was able to spend some time with the woman, who he described as his 'new adopted grandma'. He learned about her background, and how she had struggled throughout her entire life, being reduced to having nothing multiple times. She had developed some hoarding behaviors, and he believed that some of that was due to her fear of losing everything again.

Take a look at the before and after photos of the amazing transformation of her home that changed a Central Texas woman's life and helped her start over in a healthy environment.

Who Are The 5 Richest People in Texas, Not Counting Elon Musk?

There are more billionaires in America than in any other country, according to Stacker. For some people, the money just keeps pouring in, as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is projected to become the world’s first trillionaire by 2026.

However, Bezos is not the world's richest person right now. That title goes to the founder of SpaceX, Tesla, and the new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk. Musk owns a mansion in Austin but says his main home is a $50,000 rental from SpaceX in Boca Chica, Texas.

Forbes lists 63 billionaires in Texas, including Elon Musk. Let's find out who's at the top of the list in the Lone Star State for 2022, right behind Musk.

The Top 10 Worst Places to Live in Texas

While it's always a good idea to know about areas with the lowest crime rates and best recreational opportunities when you are looking for a place to live, it’s also important to know which places to avoid. Even if you move to a neighborhood with a low crime rate, you could also be close to less safe communities.

Here are the top 10 worst places to live in Texas according to moneyinc.com.

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