Following the tragic events Wednesday night at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, where a gunman opened fire, killing 12 people, many people are feeling helpless, wondering how they can help the survivors and victim's families.
A fund where people can donate to victims has been set up by the Ventura County Community Foundation in coordination with the city of Thousand Oaks. You can do so at www.vccr.org/donate.
GoFundMe has also set up a donation fund:
When tragic events like this happen, fundraising scams can be an issue, so be careful on who you donate to when you see these campaigns pop up.
If you'd rather donate blood instead of money, multiple blood drives have been set up across the area for people who want to line up to donate.
Ventura County Health Care Agency 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks California
2. La Reina High School (106 West Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks) from Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3. Best Western/Thousand Oaks Inn (75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks)
If you'd like to donate at La Reina High School or at the Best Western you'll need to register online at www.vitalant.org.