El Paso: A City United

Chucho Strong Art Auction

After last Saturday’s tragic mass shooting, dozens of El Paso artists have joined forces to express their collective strength through art. On Sunday, “Chuco Strong Art Fundraiser” showcased the powerful works and donated all proceeds to the El Paso Community Foundation’s Victims’ Relief Fund. The powerful pieces were auctioned off in-person and online via text message and participants remarked that this was a way to help the community heal and show support during this difficult period. Artist Patrick Gabaldon spoke with KTSM and said: “Our hope is that we can write a nice big check so the victims of this tragedy can use it to help them get through this.” Artists from cities such as Miami, Los Angeles, and Arizona also contributed pieces for auction, which raised over $40,000 for the victims’ families. Led by Patrick Gabaldon and Kathleen Decker, the small yet mighty team of local artists worked together to bring an act of support and love in times of need.


El Paso Strong telethon

On August 18th, Entravision El Paso hosted the El Paso Strong telethon in response to the tragic shooting that occurred on August 3rd in El Paso, Texas. The five and a half hour live telethon broadcasted across Univision 26, La Suavecita 93.9 FM, La Tricolor 94.7 FM, The Fox 92.3 FM and was simulcasted on Entravision’s Univision Station in Albuquerque, NM. In addition to the main event, there were three-hour long broadcasts on Univision Texas stations such as McAllen, Midland – Odessa, San Angelo, Laredo, Lubbock and Corpus Christi. Lastly, a portion of the telethon also took place at Alex “El Genio” Lucas 30th anniversary concert in Los Angeles. All donations raised during the event benefited Paso del Norte Community Foundation’s El Paso Victims Relief Fund and were used to provide financial support for victims’ families and survivors. With generous donations of over $200,000 from viewers all around the world including $30,000 specifically set aside for scholarships for victim’s orphans and children—the El Paso Strong Telethon is living testament to the power of collective action during times of tragedy and despair.

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