I Believe There Are Stronger Ties Than There Were Before
People were getting off the buses and greeting people they knew. Some of the saddest things were people looking for their kids. And the realization we had was some of these people aren’t going to find their kids.
The Families Most Affected by The Tragedy Have Become My Family
The families that suffered from this tragedy have become my family. I love who they are. They are beautiful people. I love just being with them. And I hate that every time I see them I am reminder of the darkness they’ve suffered.
They Announced He Would Offer a Prayer for the Living and the Dead
It was a very moving ceremony for us. He had ceremonial gongs and chimes. It was all done very softly and gently. Then we had our farewell and they reiterated their concern and sympathy and care for the people of Roseburg.
Shocked to Start With. Shortly After That Very Angry
As kids were getting off the bus a lot of them had family there. That was the easy part. That was the happiness part in a tragedy where you know that your child is okay. We were there until six o’clock. By six o’clock the only families there were families who didn’t have people who were coming.
What if We Baked Cookies for the UCC Fund?
I took a little gulp and said, “Absolutely! I will give an endless amount of hours, tears, anything to help.”
Everyone Was Looking for Ways to Help
We started posting if you can make a donation to the United Way Fund we’ll give you a sticker. The sticker itself is small, but it meant a great deal to people.
This is What I Need to Do
It felt good knowing a whole community can come together and support one family.
You Could Hear the Silence
I started to feel angry and I’m not an angry person. I had to reflect on that and really think about how to change how I was feeling so I could return to my happy self.
I’ve Seen People Come Together in Incredible Ways
I like to believe that grief is a continuing expression of love for someone.
If You Need Somebody, We Are Here For You
Let’s just make the best beer we can make and get it out there as soon as we possibly can because we want to spread a little love.