As New Yorkers continue to reel from yesterday’s frightening subway shooting, NYC institutions are doing their part to help their affected communities.
One of those is the Brooklyn Nets basketball team, whose practice facility and offices are located only blocks from where the events took place on Tuesday.
The Brooklyn Nets along with the New York Liberty Foundation (of the WNBA’s NY Liberty team) will be donating $50,000 to help those injured in the shooting. As of this time, there have been at least 23 reported injuries, including 10 gunshot victims.
“Our thoughts are with all those who have been impacted by the tragedy, and we are grateful to the first responders and everyday New Yorkers who answered the call for help,” their statement read on social media.
They also increased security at last night’s game, letting fans know that “your safety & security are our top priorities.” They asked audience members to arrive early and said they were working closely with law enforcement partners. They went on to win the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Remember, if you are concerned about the welfare of someone who may have been affected by the Brooklyn subway attack and are unable to contact them, you can call 311. If calling from outside NYC, reach 212-639-9675.