How to help victims of the Nice Bastille Day attack

Relative of the victims of the Bastille Day attack confort each other as they gather in front of Pasteur Hospital in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Nice, France (WAVY) – On Thursday, July 14, investigators say a French-Tunisian attacker killed at least 84 people when he drove a truck through a massive crowd gathered to watch a firework display during Bastille Day celebrations. If you would like to send support to the victims of the Bastille Day attack in Nice, France, you have several options.

Here’s how you can help:

Give for France: US residents can text “NICE” to 20222 to donate $10 or click here to make a donation of any amount $10 or greater. This fundraising campaign was started by the Fondation de France after the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, but is now accepting donations specifically for Nice victims.

French Catholic Relief: Helps the poor and responds to emergencies. Click here to go to the site and donate.

AT&T announced Friday it will waive or credit charges for calls placed by its customers from the United States to France between July 14 to July 17 in the local time zone. This includes landline, texting, and mobility calls.

Before giving any donation, carefully consider the source. High-profile tragedies have become common targets for scam artists looking to take advantage of people’s generosity.

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