Neighbors Helping Neighbors

A page for posting volunteer opportunities and helpful resources for Say Yes Buffalo staff and the community in response to the mass shooting at the Jefferson Avenue Tops. This page will be updated frequently as new events and information is shared.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with FeedMoreWNY
FeedMoreWNY is coordinating food giveaways and volunteer efforts at two sites: Johnnie B. Wiley Pavilion at 1100 Jefferson Ave. And Resource Council of WNY at 347 E. Ferry St. You can register as a volunteer on their website and sign up for shifts!

Resources from Erie County:

Collection (Google Doc)of Resources and Donation and Volunteer Opportunities from Colored Girls Bike Too. 

Community Events

Mental Health Matters Webinar:

Supporting Children in the Aftermath of Tragedy: The recent tragedies in our country involving mass violence are hard for many of us to understand. It can be even more difficult to know how to explain these events to children. This webinar will share ways caregivers and educators can support children in the aftermath of a traumatic event, including mass violence. The training will provide a brief overview of how to recognize signs of distress in children who have been exposed to trauma and/or grief. In addition, the discussion will offer a brief opportunity to explore the “cost of caring” and strategies to promote resilience in caregivers and educators helping to support children.

Thursday, June 2, 7pm on Zoom

Where to Donate

Responding with Unity
We are joining with our partners at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo in their Buffalo Together Community Response Fund, which is raising funds on two tracks: one short-term to assist the immediate needs of those affected, and one longer-term to address broader community needs.

Donate to support Feed Buffalo (Organized by Phylicia Dove and Drea D’Nur)

Christ Crusaders Assembly Church has created a commissary for members in the community to receive a bag of groceries, both perishable and non-perishable items. They are looking for food and monetary donations. The church is located at 255 Glenwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14208. For monetary donations, their Cash App is $Christcrusaders. They are a 501(c)3 and can provide contribution letters.

Online Support Resources

From Say Yes Buffalo

Say Yes Buffalo Family Support Facebook Group (Private group, can join by submitting a request)

From Buffalo Public Schools:

Resource Page

From BestSelf Behavioral Health, Spectrum Health and Human Services and Horizon Health Services:

Webinar: How to Support Employees in Times of Crisis from the Buffalo Niagara Partnership 

From the NYS Office of Mental Health:

WebinarAddressing Community Grief and Trauma in the Wake of the Tragedy in Buffalo

From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

Resources in Response to the Buffalo Supermarket Hate Crime

The recent racially motivated hate crime at the Tops supermarket in Buffalo New York in which the perpetrator targeted a Black community and has expressed white supremacy and anti-Semitic leanings has evoked a range of emotions and concerns of safety across the United States. In response to this event, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help children, families, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together. These resources include:

Psychological First Aid and Skills for Psychological Recovery

The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA; En Español). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. PFA Mobile and the PFA Wallet Card (En Español) provide a quick reminder of the core actions. The PFA online training course is also available on the NCTSN Learning Center. PFA Handouts include:

From the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center

From the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University

Disaster Helpline

SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline – call or text 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press “2”) to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365.


Emergency Contact Information

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