Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, located just two blocks from the elementary school, and Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary have both said they will not charge families for their funeral services.
“We have fought together as a community and we will pull together as one now in our time of need. Hillcrest will be assisting families with NO COST for funerals for all involved in today’s horrific events. Prayer for our small amazing town,” Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home wrote on Facebook.
Another funeral home in Uvalde, Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, also offered its services.
“For over 60 years, we have supported Uvalde and beyond. Today, our resolve is stronger than ever,” the funeral home wrote on Facebook. “As the situation develops and we have the opportunity to assist our community, not one family will be charged for our services.”
On Tuesday, 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos allegedly entered the elementary school, located in a community of approximately 16,000 people, and killed 21 people, including at least 19 children and two teachers.