John Byrd of Cinco Puntos Press, El Paso, Texas, sends this letter:
Lots of friends and colleagues from the publishing world have reached out to check on Cinco Puntos in the aftermath of the mass murder in our hometown of El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, August 3. I'm sending out this press release to let the publishing world know that all of Cinco Puntos' employees and their families are safe and unharmed.
That said, our city is hurting. The El Paso/Juarez community is large but also extremely interconnected. The trauma of this event will reverberate through individuals and families for years to come. If you are able to financially support the families who lost a loved one on Saturday, we suggest a donation to the El Paso Community Foundation. They've set up a special fund to help victims of this weekend's violence. If you have additional financial resources to send to our beloved border, we suggest the Annunciation House, which offers shelter, support and advocacy for migrants and refugees.
With love. Cinco Puntos.