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California community works to find peace after mass killing

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The community of Rancho Tehama experienced a mass shooting on Nov. 14. Community members talk about finding peace and healing during the holidays.
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RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. — At the entrance to this rural community, silk flowers are propped against the welcome sign.

Painted rocks bear messages such as “love never fails” and “it can only get better.”

Other tokens of love, hope and healing can be found throughout this remote subdivision in the pine trees where paved roads can quickly turn to gravel 110 miles northwest of Sacramento. Weeks earlier,

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/12/25/rancho-tehama-school-shooting-aftermath/980586001/

Mass shootings spur Colorado woman to lead community in paper crane art collaboration

Every time another mass shooting happens, the suspects’ photos take over TV screens and newspaper front pages. Their names are on radio shows, in college classrooms, and on people’s minds around the world. They seem to blend together to form a singular mask of evil, indistinguishable from one another.

Except when it’s a name you know.

Elise Bergsten faced that reality on Halloween night, 2015 when 33-year-old Noah Harpham, the son of a family friend, walked down a quiet downtown Colorado Springs sidewalk and went on a killing rampage. Caught in the deadly crosshairs were two mothers and a man riding his bicycle.

Elise struggled to find answers and found herself asking a familiar question: Why?

Instead of an answer, more questions came; just 13 days later, two more tragedies unfolded that stunned the world. In Paris, gunmen opened fire at the Bataclan Theater, killing

Read more at: https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/mass-shootings-spur-colorado-woman-lead-community-paper-crane-art-n824586

Small, rural community of Tehama County grieves after mass shooting

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Alejandro Hernandez of Rancho Tehama Reserve, is hospitalized with a bullet in his chest, near his underarm, and another bullet wound in his foot.  Nov. 15, 2017
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Alejandro Hernandez of Rancho Tehama Reserve, is hospitalized with a bullet in his chest, near his underarm, and another bullet wound in his foot.  Nov. 15, 2017

(Debora Villalon/KTVU) Residents of Rancho Tehama Reserve, the witnesses and victims of a mass shooting this week, came together Wednesday night at a vigil expressing community pride, as well as grief and anger.  

“Rancho will always be my home,” said one woman tearfully, as a microphone was passed among the crowd of about 100 people. 

“We ducked down, he was throwing bullets everywhere and they hit the house,” said another woman, describing her

Read more at: http://www.fox5dc.com/news/national/small-rural-community-of-tehama-county-grieves-after-mass-shooting

HEB to donate $150000 for Sutherland Springs community after mass shooting – KTRK

H-E-B has launched a statewide effort to help the people of Sutherland Springs in the wake of the deadly mass shooting.

H-E-B will donate $150,000 to those impacted in the community.

“When a disaster occurs, H-E-B is dedicated to stand by the communities it serves, which is the cornerstone of our “Helping Here” philosophy,” an H-E-B spokesperson said.

The donation campaign started Monday and involves all H-E-B and Central Market stores across Texas. This gives customers the opportunity to support the victims and their families by making donations at the register for $1, $3, $5, $50 or $100.

All of the money accepted through H-E-B’s campaign will go directly toward the victims and their families in Sutherland Springs.

“H-E-B is committed to providing assistance during times of crisis. Our hearts reach out to all at this tragic, painful time,” said Winell Herron, H-E-B Group Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs. “It is

Read more at: http://abc13.com/community-events/h-e-b-to-donate-$150000-to-sutherland-springs-/2612433/

Las Vegas healing garden helps community grieve after mass … – KABC

The Las Vegas community was in need of healing and now people have a place to do just that after construction was completed on a healing garden.

The garden was unveiled Friday night, after volunteers worked around the clock to create it in less than a week’s time. Everything was donated.

“This has become a center of humanity that is setting a standard around the world,” Mayor Carolyn Goodman said.

There is a remembrance wall, where people can leave photos behind of those lost.

“You feel so heartsick when you see the wall and the lives that were lost. It’s just so senseless,” said Jamie Dehlem, of Henderson, Nevada.

There are also 58 trees of life planted there to honor the 58 people who were killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting Sunday night. Residents said the space is needed.

“It’s a place of love. It’s a place of hope. It’s a place of strength,”

Read more at: http://abc7.com/society/las-vegas-healing-garden-helps-community-grieve-after-shooting/2502734/

Community Vigil Held for Victims of Plano Mass Shooting – NBC 5 Dallas

Dozens of people gathered Wednesday in Plano to remember the eight victims of a mass shooting there earlier this month.

Families and friends of some of the victims were in tears during Wednesday’s vigil, which was organized by the city of Plano and the Junior League of Collin County.

“It’s completely heartbreaking. It has been on my mind and my heart this entire week,” said Claire Groves, a Plano mother of three.

Members of the community, along with domestic violence organizations, were invited pay respects to the victims and unite against domestic violence.

Learning More About Victims of the Plano Shooting

The victims of the Plano mass shooting were as young as 22 years old, with none older than 33. Their young lives were cut short, police say, by someone they knew well.

(Published Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017)

The shooting victims were at a home on West Spring Parkway when

Read more at: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Community-Vigil-Held-for-Victims-of-Plano-Mass-Shooting-446286923.html

Community Vigil Held for Victims of Plano Mass Shooting – NBC 5 … – NBC 5 Dallas

Dozens of people gathered Wednesday in Plano to remember the eight victims of a mass shooting there earlier this month.

Families and friends of some of the victims were in tears during Wednesday’s vigil, which was organized by the city of Plano and the Junior League of Collin County.

“It’s completely heartbreaking. It has been on my mind and my heart this entire week,” said Claire Groves, a Plano mother of three.

Members of the community, along with domestic violence organizations, were invited pay respects to the victims and unite against domestic violence.

Learning More About Victims of the Plano Shooting

The victims of the Plano mass shooting were as young as 22 years old, with none older than 33. Their young lives were cut short, police say, by someone they knew well.

(Published Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017)

The shooting victims were at a home on West Spring Parkway when

Read more at: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Community-Vigil-Held-for-Victims-of-Plano-Mass-Shooting-446286923.html