Roseburg, OR (KPTV) — Some people are showing their support for the victims and their families at an unusual place; a tattoo shop.
There was a line out the door at High Priestess Tattoo in Roseburg on Tuesday afternoon. People waited about two hours to get in.
People were showing up all day to get one of two designs: the outline of Oregon with a heart where Roseburg is, or a tattoo that says Roseburg Strong.
High Priestess Tattoo is asking for donation of at least $40, but a lot of people are giving more than that and every cent will go directly to the families of the victims who lost their lives at Umpqua Community College.
The money raised will be put into an existing account at Umpqua Bank and so far more than $2,000 has been raised.
“I was there. I was in the science building and I heard the gunshots, some of them, we didn’t hear all of them, but it has a big impact on our community,” said Erin Flanagan. “I can’t imagine what the families are going through, I knew two of the victims and it’s hard enough.”
Flanagan knew Lucas Eibel and Quinn Cooper, two of the nine victims who were killed.
The manager of the tattoo shop told FOX 12, they’ll be here as long as there’s demand on Tuesday and even into tomorrow, because they want to do as much as they can to help those families.