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'When they hurt, we hurt': Miller Valley vigil held for Molson Coors mass shooting victims

Posted at 10:00 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 16:57:29-05

MILWAUKEE — A vigil for the victims of the Molson Coors mass shooting and their families and coworkers was held Monday night in the Miller Valley.

Parishioners and guests filled the pews at Hope Lutheran Church, a neighbor of the Molson Coors factory on Highland for nearly a century.

Pastor Dennis Harmon said "we are neighbors… when they hurt, we hurt, and when we love we want to extend the love to our neighbors as well."

Harmon said the day of the shooting he was at the church and placed on lockdown as many others were in the neighborhood, so he opened the church's doors.

"I said let me just get some coffee and some snacks open and open the door in case they wanted to come in. So I was here for support and prayer," said Harmon.

At Monday’s service was Mary Bell, her husband works at Molson Coors and was on his way to work when the shooting happened. She was at the service for fellowship and to give thanks for her husband’s safety.

"I know that he was with him and I am so grateful to God that he was not at work," Bell said.

The proceeds from the offering taken at Monday night’s service will be donated to the Molson Coors victim’s fund.

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