Tragedy struck in Barcelona on Thursday afternoon, when a car drove through a busy pedestrian area in an apparent terrorist attack on one of Europe's biggest cities and most popular tourist destinations. Although the forces behind the attack are still not entirely confirmed, there are still ways you can help the victims in Spain immediately. Whether you're close by or separated by an ocean, there's definitely some way that you can contribute to the healing that must come in the wake of this terrible day.
Barcelona is much-loved, both by locals and by those who have only spent a few days walking its gorgeous streets, and so far, the city has received an outpouring of support online. While that may not seem like a big thing, some people may feel like that's all they can do stand up and support the victims of what authorities are calling a probable terrorist attack. And that's OK, if it's all that you have the resources to do. A show of support online isn't nothing. However, there's more you can do to help the victims of the Barcelona attack, whether it's by making a meaningful donation or simply by going about your business, unafraid in the face of the terror that the attackers were trying to create.