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The community is rallying together, with several fundraisers already starting for the Freeman shooting victims, their families and the entire community.
- A GoFundMe account has been relaunched for the Strahan family who tragically lost their son Sam in the shooting. Sam is being remembered as a hero for his efforts in confronting and trying to stop the shooter right before he was shot by his classmate. Sadly, this is the second tragedy to his the Strahan family. Sam's father actually passed away in a tragic accident on Father's Day of this year and now, not even three months after his father's passing, Sam will now also have to be laid to rest. The Go Fund Me was originally started to raise funds for Sam and his sister Emily to go to college, but the account is now relaunched to help Sam's mother and his sister deal with such a horrible tragedy and cover funeral expenses.
- United Way of Spokane County has started a fundraiser to assist the community. Donations can be dropped off at at any STCU branch or can be mailed to P.O. Box 1954 Spokane, WA 99210. STCU members may also donate through their online bank accounts. United Way says nothing will be deducted from donations for administrative costs, 100% of the proceeds will go to the Freeman community and they will be in contact with the Freeman community to determine how to best disperse the money raised.
- Brunette Sportswear has designed a Freeman strong t-shirt. They are selling them for $15 and all proceeds go to the medical expenses and funeral expense of the victims. You can go to the Brunette Sportswear Facebook page for more information. You can order your shirt here: http://www.bsportswear.com/online-store