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How to support Townville school shooting victims

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Jacob Hall and Meghan Hollingsworth (file/FOX Carolina) Jacob Hall and Meghan Hollingsworth (file/FOX Carolina)
Jamie Brock (Source: Townville FD) Jamie Brock (Source: Townville FD)
TOWNVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

In the aftermath of a tragic school shooting, the Upstate community is rallying around the people of Townville.

On Wednesday, a shooting that injured three first graders and their teacher shocked the community. One of the students and their teacher, Meghan Hollingsworth, have been released from the hospital. Sadly, the second student, 6-year-old Jacob Hall, passed away on Saturday.

Many are asking how they can show support for these victims and the rest of Townville in the wake of the tragedy.

Here is a list of ways to help:

Blood Drive

The Townville Fire Department will hold a blood donation drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. The agency is located on Highway 24. Four donors will be seen every 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment, call 864-844-5469.

Donations for Victims

The United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties is collecting cards, drawings and monetary donations for the students and teachers of Townville Elementary, and volunteer firefighter Jamie Brock. Donations and letters of encouragement can be dropped off at the United Way office or are accepted online:

United Center for Community Care
929 Phoenix Street
Greenwood, SC

A GoFundMe account was set up to help pay for Jacob Hall's medical expenses. After raising more than $122,000, the family decided to shut down the account since they had enough help to cover their needs.

Gifts and cards of encouragement for Jacob can be mailed to:

Rodger Hall
323 Hickory Ridge Rd.
Townville, SC 29689

Ruby Tuesday on Woodruff Road will host a "Hot Rods and Happy Hour" cruise-in on Oct. 16 to benefit Jacob's family. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

GoFundMe launched for second boy injured in school shooting

A GoFundMe account was also set up to benefit the family of Collin, the second boy injured in the shooting. Click here to read more.

K-9s for Townville Elementary

The Hyco K-9 Fund is hoping to ease the transition back to school for Townville Elementary students. They are raising money to give each of the school's 285 students a stuffed Anderson County K-9 toy. The cost is $8 to adopt one for a student. Click here for more info.

Prayer Vigils

An Upstate anti-violence organization and the owner of Bikas Drive-In are holding three nights of prayer vigils for the Townville community. Click here for more info.

Oakdale Baptist Church will have a special event at the church on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. A balloon release will be held along with special music and encouraging messages to the victims.

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