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.

Click here for more information on how to help the victims of the Sutherland Springs shooting.