ALVIN, Texas (FOX 26) - Residents in the city of Alvin gathered Wednesday for a vigil to remember the victims of the Santa Fe shooting.
The vigil took place at National Oak Park where the people of Alvin, a town seven miles away from Santa Fe, wanted to show their support through prayer. Santa Fe Mayor Jason Tabor attended the event.
“Alvin is right next-door. We’re like almost identical communities so it’s great to have their support, their love, and it’s very respectful I guess that they’re showing these families and our town, and offering a hand,” says Tabor.
Over a hundred residents came out, gathering in prayer to remember the 10 lives lost and support the countless number of people the tragic shooting affected.
“We’re here for Santa Fe and we’re going to be here as long as they need us,” Alvin resident Eric Garcia says.
Support needed from not only from neighboring communities, but the entire nation. Many who attended the vigil, were pleased to hear that President Donald Trump will meet tomorrow with the families of the victims. Then there were a few that felt the visit should have come sooner.
“Should’ve of came earlier," says Alvin resident Ruben Tompkins. "Should’ve came the day or the next day to talk to those people.”
Trump’s visit with the families will be part of his planned trip to Houston and Dallas.