Residents of Charleston, and those connected to the victims of the horrific shooting that took place there on June 17, are in shock and mourning today. Throughout the country, people have been coming together to express their grief and outrage at the murders of nine people praying in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. If you'd like to share your condolences, support and solidarity with those affected by this act of terrorism, the organization Everytown has created a service through which you can quickly and easily send a virtual message to Charleston and the church community there.
We know this is only a small gesture, but it's one that literally everyone can do. According to its website, Everytown is "a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities." The organization has created a project, called Sign a Card for Charleston, through which people can add their virtual signature to cards and letters that Everytown will send to the Emanuel AME Church.
The cards read, "To those affected by the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston: Our thoughts and prayers are with you from every corner of the country. Today we are all from Charleston. Today we all declare 'Not One More.' " It may not seem like much, but these cards can add up if enough people participate in the project.
Click here to add your signature to a letter of condolence.
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