itizens of Sutherland Springs, Texas are reeling after suffering an unthinkable tragedy. A live shooter opened fire during a church service and killed at least 26 innocent people. It was the worst mass shooting in Texas history. In the wake of these horrific events, one man is doing his best to help the families of the victims.
Trey Ganem makes custom caskets.
He lives about two hours away from Sutherland Springs, Texas. He traveled to the small town on Tuesday and met with the families of the victims of the devastating tragedy, according to CBS news.
He posted a video to his Facebook page where he offered to donate caskets to any of the victims' families.
He wrote, “This goes out to all the families that where involved in the Southerland Springs tragedy. Being from a small Texas town I want to offer my services free of charge to these families. God Bless.” He included his phone number, so that anyone who was in need could reach out to him.
"Being from a small community, my heart goes out to these folks," he said, "and we want to extend our services free of charge to these families."
“This is something that I can’t fathom. This is dear to me. If you know anyone who was involved in this incident, just let them know that we’re here for them.” Over 290,000 people viewed his video, and people were thankful for his giving spirit.
Margaret Summers, a family member of someone wounded in the attack, commented on his video.
She wrote, “My family member who was shot 5 times is recovering beautifully. God is so good. But thank you for helping.” Many other people commented on the post thanking Ganem for his generosity and kind words.
Barbara Sweet wrote, "Thank you for your love and your tender, giving heart to the friends and family of my sweet friends..."
And then, “There’s a special place in heaven for folks like you and I pray that you will be abundantly blessed for your generosity!”
Trey Granem’s goal is to create caskets that celebrate the lives of people’s lost loved ones. His businesses motto is, “letting souls shine”. Families can be faced with funeral costs of upwards of $6,000 along with the pain of loss. Hopefully Granem’s kind gesture can alleviate some of the stress unjustly placed on the families of the victims.