• Chip and Joanna Gaines donate Magnolia Market profits to shooting victims

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    WACO, Texas -

    Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Market business is helping victims of multiple mass shootings that happened across the country over the last week.

    KWTX reported that Magnolia, the Gaines' company, announced in a series of tweets that net profits from sales made over the weekend would be donated to organizations that are helping victims of mass shootings in Texas, Ohio, Mississippi and California.

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    "This past week's events were incredibly difficult. We cannot begin to comprehend the loss that the communities in Texas, Ohio, California and Mississippi must be feeling," the tweet posted Monday evening read. "Our hearts are breaking and we feel the need to quickly offer whatever tangible support we can.

    "Magnolia Market will be donating net profits from this past weekend’s sales to organizations helping the victims, their families & the communities impacted by the recent tragedies. We're organizing a blood drive in Waco for Magnolia employees &  visitors in the upcoming days."

    Early Sunday morning, a man shot into a crowd in downtown Dayton, Ohio, killing nine people and injuring 27 others. Fast-acting police killed the gunman, preventing more fatalities. 

    Hours earlier, on Saturday morning  in El Paso, Texas, a man opened fire at a crowded Walmart, killing 22 people and injuring dozens of others. 

    On July 30, a man described by authorities as a disgruntled employee shot and killed two store managers at a Southaven, Mississippi, Walmart. The suspected shooter wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested.

    On July 28, a gun man shot and killed three people at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California. Police said the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    "Please do what you can to spread kindness and love in the face of these tragic events," the company said in a final tweet in the thread. The tweet directed followers to donate directly to the American Red Cross.

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