Our team is horrified by the mass shooting that took recently place in downtown Louisville. We grieve with our community in this time of tragedy, and we lift up the loved ones of Joshua Barrick, Deana Eckert, Tommy Elliott, Juliana Farmer, and Jim Tutt. We sincerely thank our LMPD for their quick and courageous response and pray for a full recovery of Officer Nickolas Wilt as well as other victims still in the hospital.
Below you will find ways to help and resources that may prove helpful during this difficult time.
2-1-1 Help Line
2-1-1 is a free and confidential information and referral service that helps people face life challenges, often for the first time, by connecting them to the local resources they need. It’s available in over 100 languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you or someone you know needs help, CALL 2-1-1 or TEXT your zip code to 898211.
How to Help
Donate money to help victims, survivors, first responders, and their families:
- Call or text the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 – The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. More info here.
- Call or text the Disaster Distress Hotline at 1-800-985-5990
- OVC: Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism – Planning, Response, Recovery and Resources
- OVC: Supporting Communities After Mass Violence Incidents
- OVC: The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit
- National Center for Victims of Crime
- Legal Information Institute 34 U.S. Code Chapter 201: Victim Rights, Compensation and Assistance
- FBI: Active Shooter Resources
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Incidents of Mass Violence
- Pew Research Center: What the data says about gun deaths in the U.S.
- Government Accountability Office: Characteristics of School Shootings
- Everytown for Gun Safety: Mass Shootings in America
- The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
- Mother Jones: A Guide to Mass Shootings in America
- Department of Homeland Security: Active Shooter How to Respond
- Gov: Attacks in Crowded and Public Places
- National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards: State Programs Map