“We are strong in Collierville. »Relief fund set up for shooting victims

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COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – It’s been four days since a gunman entered the Collierville Kroger and shot 15 people, killing one.

Residents of the town of Collierville are coming together to let the world know that despite the tragedy, they remain strong. A relief fund has been set up for the victims.

A small memorial sits outside the Kroger on New Byhalia Road. It is a grim reminder of the events that rocked the entire community.

Police say Olivia King died in the shooting.

Taryn Causey, general manager of The Awards Place and Screen Print Shop on West Poplar Avenue, said that while gruesome events reoccur in the minds of many for years to come, she denies that this is a defining moment for her. community.

“We’re Collierville Strong here,” Causey said. “We stay together. We do things as a community as a big little town here. “

Causey says that a day after the shooting, she and the rest of the people at the store decided to come up with a t-shirt design to show the world just how strong the big little town really is.

“We’ve had people here all day. They were looking for a way to support the community and this is the best way they knew, ”Causey said.

She says all proceeds from the sale of the shirt will be donated to the Collierville Kroger Victim Relief Fund.

According to the website, the fund is set up by citizens of Collierville who say they want to “create a one-stop destination for all fundraising efforts and donations to be organized and readily available for all victims’ needs within days and days. the week to come. . “

“As bad as it is, we’re going to get there. We are well. We’re going to do very well, ”Causey said.

How to make a donation

Donations to the fund can be made at several Patriot Bank branches in the Mid-South.

To donate to the fund, Click here.


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