Here’s What You Can Do To Help After The Alexandria Shooting
On Wednesday morning, a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers during a men’s congressional baseball practice.
The members were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game, a Washington tradition dating back to 1909 and slated to take place on Thursday, June 15.
The annual event pits Republicans against Democrats to raise funds for area nonprofits, including the Washington Literacy Center, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.
The Washington Literacy Center tweeted its support for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who was injured in the shooting, and others shortly after the news broke:
Our prayers are with Congressman @SteveScalise and others injured while practicing for the @thehillbaseball. We hope for a speedy recovery.
— WashLiteracyCenter (@WASHLIT) June 14, 2017
If you’re looking to get involved, consider making a donation ― perhaps in Scalise’s name ― to one of the charities linked above.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced later on Wednesday that Thursday’s baseball game is still on.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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