Communities in the U.S. have come together in support of Sutherland Springs, Texas, where 26 people were killed in a church shooting. More than $1.3 million has been raised to help the victims and their families.
The Christian Post reports that $500,000 of those funds will go to help the family of Bryan Holcombe, the guest preacher who was delivering the message at the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church that Sunday. Holcombe, along with his wife, Karla, as well as six other relatives, were all killed in the shooting. They suffered the most loss of any family in the massacre.
"Let's get together and make it easier for the Holcombe family to recover from the 10 family members they've lost at the Texas Church Shooting on November 5. A million dollar goal would only cover $100,000 per person — there are many family members to cover," wrote Cristopher Foster, a friend of the Holcombe family, in a GoFundMe campaign.
“Keep them all in your prayers. If we could all gather up some financial support to send this family during this devastation, it would be a blessing. This is too much to bear on their own, let's be the Church! No amount of money will ever be enough, but it can take off a large burden," he added.
The Southern Baptist Convention has also offered to cover the funeral costs of the victims, as ChristianHeadlines.com previously reported.
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Publication date: November 10, 2017
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.