Alek Skarlatos and #UCCStrong: Donate to Help Oregon Shooting Victims

By Lisa Weseman | Oct 5th, 2015

WATCH: UCC Student Alek Skarlatos Discusses the Shooting at His Oregon College

You can help Dancing with the Stars contestant Alek Skarlatos raise money for his school, Umpqua Community College, where a shooting took 13 lives in Oregon on Thursday. Alek, an Army National Guard Specialist, became a worldwide hero in August when he helped avert a massacre aboard a Belgian train. He is currently studying criminal justice at the Oregon community college and plans to enter the police force. To raise funds for the victims of this tragedy, you can donate online at or text the word GIVE to 541-214-2822 and follow the instructions., launched by the Greater Douglas United Way, focuses donations for the recovery effort in conjunction with Umpqua Bank and the Umpqua Community College Foundation.



TEXT TO GIVE: Text the word GIVE to 541-214-2822 and follow the instructions.