Friday, July 27, 2012
|Caleb and Katie, photo from the Support Caleb Facebook page.|
|photo cred: abclocal.go|
|Me and Maggie, my best friend in Denver|
Love saved fifty-nine lives. Policemen on the scene in minutes, strangers carrying strangers, nurses and doctors activated all over the city. But we didn't stop there.
Love saved the 700 other people who walked out of the Aurora movie theater unhurt. But we didn't stop there. Love saved the 5,000 who went to see Batman all over Colorado, and the 1.2 million who saw it all over the country, who walked in and out safely with their friends, arm in arm. But we didn't stop there. Love claimed the four million other Coloradans who went to bed peacefully last night, ad who woke up this morning committed to loving each other a little deeper. The awe of last night is not that a man full of hate can take twelve people's lives; it is that a nation full of love can save 300 million lives every day.
|photos from The Denver Post & News 9, collage made by me|
How YOU can help:
Giving First: The page was created with 11 nonprofits for people to give donations
Matt McQuinn: Helping to raise money for the funeral of Matt McQuinn
Rebbca Wingo: Helping to raise money for her family, whom she left behind
Jessica Ghawi: Helping to raise funds to launch the Jessica Redfield Sports Broadcasting Scholarship.
Take Back The Movies: From the blog: "Tonight, the movie's on us. Go, enjoy. This isn't a fundraiser, it's not a memorial service. Some jerk tried to steal a night of fun from all of us. Tonight, we're giving it back."
For continued cover go to 9 News Denver or The Denver Post.
Here's a video essay from News 9.