On Monday, a memorial service was held for some of the 19 students and two teachers killed in last week’s horrific shootings. Rob Primary School Inside Uvalade, TexasNineteen of the dead were buried in customized coffins made by the casket maker Trey Ganem.
Gunem, its owner Soulshine IndustriesUvalde offers its services free of charge to the families of victims of mass shootings
Meet the TX guy who is making customized caskets for 19 people and for two teachers who were shot at school # Uvalde. Trey Ganem visited with the family last week so each casket has been personalized to include each child’s interest.
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“I didn’t even think twice when I was asked to do it,” Ganem said CNN“And God always takes care of us.”
According to BuzzFeed News, Texas Funeral Directors Association On the day of the shooting, the 50-year-old went to Ganem to make a unique casket. He has already made coffins for 19 of the dead. The average cost of a Soulshine Industries casket is $ 3,400 to $ 3,800, but Ganem’s families have no desire to charge.
“It’s something a family should never have to deal with,” Ganem told BuzzFeed. “My love and passion are already there.”
“We’re here to try to make difficult times a little easier,” Billy said. “There’s really nothing we can do to make it easier, but it’s our goal: to help families … to mourn and heal them and to try to do something special for them.”
Janaza starts from Tuesday morning Sacred Heart Catholic ChurchAnd the funeral is expected to continue until June 13 Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.