An employee of the San Antonio-based supermarket chain was among the 26 victims.

By Meghan Overdeep
November 08, 2017

After the Nov. 5 mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas claimed the lives of 26 innocent churchgoers, including an H-E-B employee, the San Antonio-based supermarket chain is stepping up in a big way.

H-E-B announced it plans to donate $150,000 to the families of the victims in addition to launching a statewide checkstand donation effort, giving customers the opportunity to make monetary donations at the register for $1, $3, $5, $50 or $100.

"H-E-B is committed to providing assistance during times of crisis. Our hearts reach out to all at this tragic, painful time," Winell Herron, H-E-B Group Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs, said in a statement. "It is our hope that H-E-B's donations, along with our loyal customers' support, will help our neighbors in Sutherland Springs. This is a difficult situation for many as they grieve and face unimaginable loss."

H-E-B stores in Floresville and La Vernia are also donating food and supplies to community support centers and local schools.