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Corpus Christi NAACP holds prayer vigil to honor lives lost in Uvalde, Buffalo

The community coming together demonstrates that residents possess the power of compassion

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi NAACP Chapter held a prayer vigil Tuesday in honor of the lives lost both in Uvalde, Texas and in Buffalo, New York earlier this month.

The vigil took place at the Solid Rock Church on Ayers Street from 6 to 7 p.m. and was open to the public.

Jeremy Coleman, President of the local chapter, told 3NEWS that it's just one, but powerful way the community can come together in showing their support. 

"Just to bring the whole community together actually lighting candles, reflecting on it and we're going to issue a call to action towards the end of that prayer vigil," Coleman said. 

He added, that policy holders and elected officials need to see what is going on.

"The power of prayer is really, as the mayor said, it's probably the most powerful thing we can do when people are in distress," said School Board Member of CCISD, Alice Hawkins. 

Remembering the lives of the victims in Buffalo and Uvalde moved people like Deborah Johnson. 

"Prayer should move us to some sort of action," Johnson said.

The community coming together demonstrates that residents possess the power of compassion when needed.

"Sadly in this human life, we experience all kinds of pain. And again, prayer is, it is always, always the answer," said Corpus Christi Mayor Paulette Guajardo.

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