As Missourians prepare to send their children to school or adjust to their new school schedules, our thoughts, prayers, and hearts are still with those in Uvalde, Texas. As the families try to recover, Catholic Extension (a Catholic charity) has funded 30 scholarships to students who were affected by the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
“The tuition assistance means everything to my son and our family,” said Oscar Orona, whose son survived the school shooting. “My son has gone through a lot, and still has a long road to recovery ahead. At the very least, he deserves to go to a school where he feels safe.”
“For many of these children, literally the last memory of being in a school building was an experience of a mass shooting,” said Joe Boland, vice president of missions at Catholic Extension. “We’re very encouraged by the kind of loving, joyful, faithful environment that they are creating at Sacred Heart School in Uvalde and it really gives us hope that it will be a place where these children can begin the long process of healing after the atrocities that they witnessed.”
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