The Bay Area was rocked by a mass shooting on Monday afternoon in the coastal town of Half Moon Bay. The events took place on January, 23rd at around 2pm when a man opened fire at two separate farm nurseries, killing seven people and wounding one.
A suspect is in police custody and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office stated that “there is no ongoing threat to the community at this time.”
In the wake of this traumatic event, we’ve collected some resources for anyone looking to donate or find support as we grieve this tragic loss of life in our Bay Area community.
Funds for the Victims and Community
1. Local Non-Profits
Ayudando Latinos A Soñar, or ALAS
ALAS, a Half Moon Bay-based non-profit, is collecting funds that will directly support the farmworker community in Half Moon Bay. You can make a donation here.
Funds raised by Coastside hope will go directly to individuals and families affected, for lost wages, funeral expenses, and any other relief and support that’s needed.
2. GoFundMe Fundraisers
Half Moon Bay Farmworker Shooting & Flood Victims GoFundMe
The Farmworker Caravan and the San Jose Parks Foundation are working together to raise and disperse funds to support the 40 families affected by the Half Moon Bay shooting and hundreds of additional farmworkers in need after recent catastrophic floods. You can make a donation here.
Half Moon Bay Victims Fund
This fund is a collaborative effort by several Bay Area organizations. The organizers state that “100% of donations contributed will go to the victims and surviving families, many of whom have lost their homes, livelihood and are facing a myriad of unique challenges as a result of this horrific tragedy”.
3. Asian Pacific Fund
4. Farmworker Caravan Food and Emergency Supplies Drive
Help provide emergency supplies to the families affected by these tragedies.
What to donate
- Target, Walmart & VISA Gift Cards
Non-Perishable Foods & Goods
- Bottled Water or Fruit Drink Pouches
- Canned Tuna, Spam, or Meats
- Cereal, Breakfast, or Protein Bars
- Dried Fruits, Mixed Nuts, or Trail Mix
- Cup of Noodles or Top Ramen
- Rice, Beans & Maseca Flour
- Baby Formula & Diapers
- Disinfectants – Clorox, Lysol or 409
- Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
Note: Clothing is not currently needed and will not be accepted.
Drop Off Locations
Friday, January 27 from 10:00 – 4:00pm
Washington United Youth Center / Catholic Charities
921 S 1st St B, San Jose, CA 95110
Half Moon Bay
Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm
ALAS – Ayudando Latinos A Soñar
636 Purissima St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
<<<<< NO FOOD OR CLOTHING DONATIONS >>>>>
Drop off gift cards only or donate online at alasdreams.com
Monday – Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
922 Hilby Ave suite C, Seaside, CA 93955
5. Volunteer with Farmworker Caravan
Volunteers may be needed on the ground in different communities. The best way to get involved is to register here. You will be notified as opportunities as they emerge.
Grief Events and Vigils
- Asian Mental Health Project – Daily virtual events from 1/24-1/29
We will continue to update this article with additional resources.