Meet the Michigan Man Who Traveled to Texas to Show Support for Uvalde [VIDEO]
Nearly a week after the lives of 19 students and two adults were senselessly taken by a lone gunman at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, the community has been flooded with support pouring in from all over the world.
Dan Beazley is from Michigan, making his home near Detroit. He says he was called to Texas after the tragedy, doing whatever he can to help residents of the community cope with the pain that has been inflicted upon them.
In the video below, the Michigan resident says God told him to stop making excuses.
"God just stops me in my tracks and he says, 'Why are you thinking of all the reasons not to go?' He goes, 'You need to think of the reasons you need to go. You built this cross for a purpose. This is the purpose,'" said Beazley.
Beazley and his son toted a large wooden cross with them as they made the 24-hour drive to Uvalde. He tells KENS-TV 5 that he has spent his time in the damaged city praying with the citizens, hearing their stories, and sharing their pain.
"We're trying to allow them to see the Lord and so that they know that the lights aren't out," Beazley says. "Just stay focused. And keep the community tight and they'll rebound. And that's why we're here."
If you're looking for a way to help, we've put together a list of resources for you here.