Church Shooting: Holcombe Family

$595,200 of $1.0M goal

Raised by 8,520 people in 10 months
Created November 5, 2017

Let's get together and make it easier for the Holcombe family to recover from the 10 family members they've lost at the Texas Church Shooting on November 5th. A million dollar goal would only cover $100k per person- there are many family members to cover. Please continue with support.

We are putting this together on behalf of Sarah Holcombe (Slavin) and her brothers John and Scott,  who have lost half of their large family.

Watch Sarah's first public message here: www.facebook.com/sarah.slavin.75/videos/10207925408293085/

Their father (on the far left) was the guest speaker at church that day; Sarah was running late. She has lost her father, mother, brother, sister-in-law (who was pregnant), four nieces and nephews, and her best friend since childhood, Tara. This means her brother John has lost his mom, dad, brother, wife, and three kids (with two more injured) in one day. Keep them all in your prayers. If we could all gather up some financial support to send this family during this devastation, it would be a blessing. This is too much to bear on their own, let's be the Church! No amount of money will ever be enough, but it can take off a large burden.

If you are unable to give in person or are too far away, please donate here: the beneficiary is Sarah. She already has immediate access to the funds and will distribute it in the way she sees fit among her remaining family: hospital bills for surviving family members (including four children), funeral costs, lost wages, airplane tickets for out of town family, counseling services, etc.



Here are some news articles:

"In nearby Floresville, hours after the attack, Scott Holcombe, 30, sat with his sister on the curb outside the emergency room at Connally Memorial Medical Center. They were both in tears. Their parents, Bryan and Karla Holcombe, had been at the church and had been killed.

“I’m dumbfounded,” Mr. Holcombe said. “This is unimaginable. My father was a good man and he loved to preach. He had a good heart.”

His sister, Sarah Slavin, 33, added: “They weren’t afraid of death. They had a strong faith, so there’s comfort in that. I feel like my parents, especially my mom, wasn’t scared.”

"Bryan Holcombe did prison ministry; he would go to the prison with a ukulele and sing for the inmates."

"Crystal Holcombe was killed along with three of her five children, her cousin Nick Uhlig told reporters. Holcombe’s two other children were injured, he added."

This is one of the most truly loving and kind-hearted families in our nation.

In Memory of:

Bryan Holcombe

Karla Holcombe

    Danny (Marc) Holcombe

        Noah Holcombe

    Crystal Holcombe

        Emily Hill

        Megan Hill

        Greg Hill

        Carlin Brite "Billy Bob" Holcombe (story below*)

and Like-Family Best Friend, Tara McNulty

*"Regarding our baby, we don't know if it was a boy or a girl. It was too soon to tell. However, we have a name for our baby, who died in the womb. Carlin Brite "Billy Bob" Holcombe. This includes Crystal's pick for a girl, a boy, and the nickname the kids gave the baby." -John

Please pray for the recovery of four other children in the family.

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Who Am I? My name is Cristopher Foster, I've been a friend of Sarah Holcombe Slavin for over 19 years. She, and only she, has direct access to the funds. This GoFundMe has been verified as legitimate by multiple news sources:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/11/06/texas-shooting-how-help-victims-sutherland-springs-shooting/837780001/ 

http://www.statesman.com/news/breaking-news/how-help-sutherland-springs-church-shooting/CZbUiaeigWQaRtisBWeVzH/

http://uproxx.com/news/sutherland-springs-church-shooting-gofundme-holcombe-family/ 

http://www.khou.com/news/nation-world/the-victims-of-the-texas-church-shooting/489607478

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/national/texas-church-shooting-how-help-sutherland-springs-victims-families/VGxuVbt2DioOawbLGSv7ZP/

http://www.kvue.com/news/crime/sutherland-springs-shooting/relative-pregnant-woman-3-children-in-laws-slain-in-texas/489566897

http://www.kgw.com/news/nation-world/the-victims-of-the-texas-church-shooting/489607923

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"I would like to offer my deepest gratitude to everybody who donated to this gofundme and to Cris for putting it together for me and my family when I was in no state to even think about the costs that would come up with our tragedy. All of your comments, thoughts, prayers, bible verses, and donations are truly helpful and appreciated. I would like to let you all know that, even though we are heavily grieving and there are many tears every day, we are able to find comfort from many varying sources. I love you all and truly appreciate your generosity." -Sarah Slavin (Holcombe)
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Hello everyone-- You may have seen news about the "Lawsuit from the Holcombe Family against the US Air Force" going around the media. We want you to know that the immediate family involved and receiving aid from this GoFundMe (Brian and Carla's children and grandchildren) are not involved in that situation and it is out of their control. There are media articles stating false information. Please continue to give and know your donations are appreciated and needed.
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Sarah has made her first video since the incident. Watch it here:
https://www.facebook.com/sarah.slavin.75/videos/10207925408293085/
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"Regarding our baby, we don't know if it was a boy or a girl. It was too soon to tell. However, we have a name for our baby, who died in the womb: Carlin Brite "Billy Bob" Holcombe. This includes Crystal's pick for a girl, a boy, and the nickname the kids gave the baby. Crystal was very thoughtful when coming up with these names. Carlin means 'small champion.' It also sounds like Karla, Carolyn, and Charles. "Billy Bob" is the nickname the kids gave the baby." -John Holcombe
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