When the news of a church shooting spread, the Christian Fellowship of Christ of America in Philadelphia became the first in the country to respond with a massive online fundraiser.
As of Wednesday, the organization raised more than $2 million for families of the victims of the attack.
The money will be used to provide medical and other support to families of those killed and the victims’ loved ones.
“These are the families that are going through this, they’re going through the most difficult time of their lives,” Pastor John A. Fogleman told Fox News in an interview from his office.
“We have to step up.
This is our opportunity.
We’re in the midst of a humanitarian crisis.”
Foglemann, who has led the denomination for more than 30 years, has become a symbol of what he describes as a growing movement to help the victims and their families, especially those who are struggling to feed their families.
The organization has helped provide more than 500 meals to victims of domestic violence and more than 1,500 meals to homeless people in need.
And Foglemen helped create a shelter to house those families in Philadelphia after the attack that opened Wednesday.
Folly’s story was the same as many of the others on the list of the wounded.
Follies mother was shot and killed in front of him in 2015.
His sister, who also lives in the Philadelphia area, was hit in the head in a drive-by shooting.
Fowles sister, also a teacher, was killed by a bullet that pierced her skull in 2014.
His son, who is a firefighter, was also killed by gunfire while working in a building.
The list is full of stories of people like Follys, who were injured in a gunfight, or lost loved ones in a violent crime.
The shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killed 26 people, and two others were killed in a shootout with police in the city of El Paso.
Folks wounds in the Sutherland Springs shooting were so severe, he said, that he was unable to see the faces of his siblings who were shot in the attack because of the gunshot wounds.
“It’s just like a bullet in the heart,” Folles mother, Todrick, told FoxNews.com.
If you look at the lives of these people, they have so much to live for and they just can’t be told how much we’ve been helped. I just don