PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Faith communities across Rhode Island are rallying in support of a permanent memorial for the victims of the Station Nightclub fire.
The hope is to open a memorial park this fall. Organizers say they’re about $400,000 short of their $2 million goal for the project.
“Rhode Island communities of faith have had a profound impact on the healing process, but we recognize there is still great pain and healing ahead of us,” said Rev. Dr. Donald Anderson, Executive Minister of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches.
May marks All-Faith Community Support Month. More than 500 congregations and communities in Rhode Island will be asked to raise money to help with the completion of the Station Fire Memorial Park.
“This is a historic effort where all faith communities can help bring healing, peace and solace,” said Rev. Dr. Anderson.