Everybody Seems Connected
The only thing I could think to do was help the people who I knew would be struggling with medical bills. I hope people use this as an opportunity to change themselves
James Walls and Mike Beliveau are tattoo artists at High Priestess in Roseburg. Together with other staff members they fundraised over $12,000 for The UCC Strong Fund.
How Do You Rally People Together in a Positive Way?
Our Calling is to Lift People Up
There’s a lot of hope out there and it needs to be brought to people’s attention. That’s very important.
Clayton Reinhart is the owner of a number of Dutch Bros. Coffee outlets in the Umpqua Valley. Dutch Bros. provided free coffee to local community members in the days following the October 1 tragedy.
Now Those People are Walking Around with Something Beautiful
I had one day off. It was my first day off in three weeks and I thought, that’s what I can give! Anyone who wants an Oregon or UCC tattoo, I’m going to do it. For free.
Chere Hall is a tattoo artist and owner of Tapestry Tatoo in Roseburg, Oregon. Chere produced a fundraiser that provided tattoos in exchange for donations to the UCC Strong Fund.
I Feel Better When I’m Helping People
There were five thousand people at the candlelight vigil. The entire hillside was covered in points of light. It was like looking at the stars.
Jack Holland works at Absolute Sound in Roseburg. He and other employees volunteered time and resources at the spontaneous vigil that took place at Stewart Park on the night of the tragedy.
The Sign Guys Share their Experience of the UCC Memorial
There was three grown, halfway burly men, balling their eyes out. That was hands down the biggest humbling experience.