GREENBRIER Ark. (KTHV) A Greenbrier teenager rallies nearly 70 people together, to honor the victims from the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.
The organizer, 18-year-old Monica Thomas, says after seeing all the sad stories about the school shooting she wanted to do something to help. So, she went to her community and online to get Sunday's event in motion. People that came out say the service served as a great way for them to remember those precious children that lost their lives in Connecticut.
The Leggett family is sending a little love and a little hope to people they've never met.
"One day you have them and one day you don't. It's heartfelt and they are precious and you have them just for an instance and you never realize that," says Tanya Leggett.
Leggett brought her 12-year-old daughter to Sunday's memorial.
"It will show her that community can come together and families, mothers and daughters can come together as one," explains Leggett.
The school shooting in Connecticut brought this group together. Roughly 70 people met at the Greenbrier high school football field and released these balloons.
"I wanted the whole community to come out and show their love and support to the Sandy Hook victims elementary that sadly lost their lives," says Monica Thomas.
Thomas organized the event and brought blue and pink balloons, each one has a card with a victim's name. They also sold white balloons for a donation of a dollar.
At last check all the donations added up to more $200.00 to help families of kids at Sandy Hook elementary.