Roseburg, Ore.– Just four days after the shooting at Umpqua Community College, with grief and gratefulness, community members face the future and start picking up the pieces.
The campus where nine people were killed reopens in a limited capacity Monday. However, classes will not resume for another week. Students, staff and faculty can retrieve belongings left behind when they fled for their lives on October first.
Counselors will be available for anyone who needs them. As Rita Cavin, UCC Interim President, confirms, “We want to make sure the students are taken care of in a comfortable setting.”
Classes and events start again October 12.
The weekend following the tragic incident, churches opened their doors to anyone needing support. The community has emphasized the wide support they want to extend to all families and friends, “Christian, non-christian, we don’t care who you are. You are welcoming to come and if you need to talk, you need someone to cry on, you need someone to pray for you, we are going to be there for you,” says Pastor Tim Powlison with New Life Christian Center.