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Fundraising to help the families and victims of Bellevue Sonic shooting

Posted at 7:50 AM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 08:50:40-05

BELLEVUE, Neb. (KMTV) -

A community is bringing a measure of comfort after a shocking shooting rocked the city of Bellevue.

"It caught us all off," organizer Larry Reed said.

Bellevue has experienced its fair share of obstacles.

"A year and a half, we lost our hall through the flood, we understand the trials and tribulations," Reed said.

Reed wants to play a role in helping families and victims get back on their feet.

"These young people were just starting their lives out and they're gone," Reed said. "It shouldn't have happened."

John Bezy is a volunteer who's always open and willing to help.

"Let them know that people are out there to help them, so if they need to take that help, then we're there to help them do that," Bezy said.

Reed believes there's one vital lesson we can all learn from this senseless tragedy.

"We're never guaranteed that we're going to be here on Earth and something like this could happen," Reed said.

Poinsettias aren't the only thing neighbors promise to share this Christmas. Instead, they vow to share the ultimate gift: love.

"If these families need more help, let's be there for them," Reed said.