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Bellevue to hold community outreach meeting for victims

BELLEVUE (KWWL) -- City officials met Tuesday to plan a meeting of support for those traumatized by the parade tragedy.

"We've thought about the trauma that's in our community," Bellevue mayor Virgil Murray said. "People who have seen things or have emotional stress due to things they've either seen or been closely involved in."

Murray said the city contacted religious organizations, professional counseling services and the Red Cross, among others, in order to provide support to the shaken community.

"We want to reach out to our community so that they can begin to handle the kind of things they're dealing with, and do it appropriately," Murray said.

The meeting is Thursday, July 8, at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public. It will be at Horizon Hall in Bellevue. That's at 970 North Riverview Drive.

Murray said a private group has established a fund for victims.

Anyone who wishes to donate can write a check for The Bellevue Parade Victims' Fund and send it to either Bellevue State Bank or Fidelity Bank in Bellevue.

Online Reporter Becca Habegger

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