Our Hearts Are Broken – Come Together as a Community

Our hearts are with the Boulder community as the shooting at the Table Mesa King Soopers has unfolded before our eyes. We are shaken to our core, and we mourn the loss of life. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims, law enforcement, and first responders who put their lives on the line for our beloved community.

We are traumatized. This is our home, this is our grocery store. We have been there for each other throughout an incredibly difficult year. While we still don’t have many details on the shooting, we know there is more information to come in the hours and days ahead.

What happened on March 22 was heartbreaking. Thank you for those that were able to join us Tuesday night to connect and grieve. If you were not able to join us or would like to revisit the gathering, you can watch on Facebook or watch on YouTube. Our hearts and thoughts are with the families of the victims, law enforcement and first responders, and the entire Boulder community. Together we grieve.

We say and remember the lives that were taken yesterday: 

Denny Stong, 20
Neven Stanisic, 23
Rikki Olds, 25
Tralona Bartkowiak, 49
Suzanne Fountain, 59
Teri Leiker, 51
Officer Eric Talley, 51
Kevin Mahoney, 61
Lynn Murray, 62
Jody Waters, 65

We are here for you and the community. For specific resources and support here are some places to turn to:

The Community Foundation Boulder County has established a fund to support the victims, their families, and our community in dealing with and processing these events. The Community Foundation’s partnership with the Colorado Healing Fund ensures that funds will go directly to victims and their families. If you would like your support to go solely to the victims and families that were physically affected by yesterday’s attack, please donate directly. If you would like to support memorial services and the family of Officer Eric Talley, please direct your support to the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation.

Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with our entire community.

Jonathan Lev
Executive Director
Boulder JCC

Lee Strongwater
Board President
Boulder JCC

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