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More Than $1 Million Raised to Help Texas Church Shooting Victims and Families

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Nov 10
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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 previously reported.


Photo courtesy: Religion News Service

Publication date: November 10, 2017