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Hundreds march at Mount Trashmore to honor victims of Virginia Beach mass shooting

The march was also a fundraiser. The donated money will help the survivors and the victims.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Scores of people marched on Mount Trashmore Saturday morning to remember the victims of the municipal center shooting. 

“We’re walking for the victims, their families, first responders, and the entire Hampton Roads community,” said event organizer Angel Perkins.

“Every step that we take today is a step towards healing. It’s going to take a very long time for our community to move in that direction but together, it can be done.”

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Even as the looming threat of gray rain clouds hung overhead, neighbors, friends, and families carried posters and American flags, wearing T-shirts and stickers reading "VB Strong."

Participant Deborah Guerrero declared, “Rain or shine, we’re good!”

They gathered to send a message to those affected by the tragedy, that the entire community is on their side. 

“Prayers are being lifted up for every single one and we hope that you will have the comfort that you need to be able to endure this,” said another walker, Maricela Delacruz Johnson.

Today’s march was also a fundraiser. The donated money will help the survivors and the victims.

“One hundred per cent of the proceeds will go directly to the United Way," Perkins said. "As many of you know, the city has paired with United Way in order to put up a tragedy fund for the victims and their families.”

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