As you probably know by now, on May 14, 2022, the Buffalo community suffered a devastating act of violence when a gunman opened fire at the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue, killing ten people and wounding three. What happened was ruthless and heartbreaking. Those that lost their lives will forever be in our hearts and they will never be forgotten. Tops is committed to supporting those families affected and to help the community grieve and heal from this tragic event. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and many of you have asked how you can help.
In partnership with Tops, the National Compassion Fund has established the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund to provide direct financial assistance to the survivors of the deceased and those directly affected by this tragedy. Tops has seeded this Survivors Fund with $500,000 to get it started.
100% of the contributions donated to this fund will go directly to families of those deceased as well as those injured, and those who were present in the store and experienced psychological trauma.
It is our sincere hope that you would consider supporting this fund-raising endeavor. Qualifying charitable donations to this fund are tax deductible.
With much appreciation,
President, Tops Friendly Markets
The National Compassion Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that collects and distributes charitable contributions in the aftermath of mass casualty crimes. It is a subsidiary of the National Center for Victims of Crime, the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them.