The Rapidian

Community healing gathering this Wednesday


Contact: Gregory Sundstrom, City Manager



On Thursday, July 7, the City of Grand Rapids lost eight members of our community, two 
innocent bystanders were wounded, and three people were taken hostage in a horrible act of 
domestic violence. The families, friends, and neighbors of those impacted are invited to come 
together at a Community Healing Gathering, on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 7:00p.m., at 
Second Congregational United Church of Christ, 525 Cheshire Dr. NE.  During the 
Community Healing Gathering we will come together to talk about this awful and 
uncharacteristic tragedy in our community and remind each other that we are not alone.
The Mayor, City Commission, Police Chief, Creston Neighborhood Association, Network 
180, the American Red Cross, and neighbors will provide support and sympathy for those 
affected by the needless crime, and express gratitude to our police officers  and regional 
supporters.  The City of Grand Rapids invites everyone to begin the healing process together
Wednesday evening at Second Congregational Church.
Huntington Bank  has  partnered with the  American  Red Cross to create and  administer a 
fund for the  victims’ families.  Donations can be made at all Huntington  Bank branches or 
offices in West Michigan. Huntington has made an initial $10,000 contribution to the fund. For 
more information related to donations, please contact Michael Lindley, Huntington Bank 
representative, at 616-235-8824.
No votes yet

Return to the Storybank Ideas

Comments, like all content, are held to The Rapidian standards of civility and open identity as outlined in our Terms of Use and Values Statement. We reserve the right to remove any content that does not hold to these standards.