September 28, 2022

Cleveland girls collect donations for Buffalo food desert where mass shooting took place

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Tops supermarket in Buffalo, New York, reopens on July 15. It has been closed for two months following the mass shooting that killed 10 people.

A minute of silence and prayer will be held on July 15 to honor the victims.

A group of girls from Cleveland will be delivering food donations to make life a little easier for those still affected by the tragedy. They are collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items which they will bring to Buffalo on July 30.

The Buffalo community where the mass shooting occurred is considered a food wasteland. This means that the grocery store is really all people can rely on for fresh food.

After the shooting, many had to travel for food, which is not ideal.

They ask for help with donations.

Investigators said the mass shooting was racially motivated, targeting Buffalo’s black community.

“It’s important because if someone doesn’t fight for us, who will? Stop trying to act like racism isn’t alive. In fact, be part of the fight so we don’t have to endure this anymore,” said Aarionna Trader, who is helping with the food collection.

Donations can be dropped off at 13815 Kinsman Road at the Cuyahoga County Adult Protective Services Division.

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