The people Chattanooga, TN are in total mourning after a bus accident tragically killed six elementary school children and injured another 23. Now the residents are saying prayers for the victims, while still rallying together to stay strong. See their inspiring tweets here.
Folks in Chattanooga are rallying together following the devastating tragedy Nov. 21 where a school bus crashed into a tree and a house, killing six students from Woodmore Elementary School and injuring 23 more. Prayers are being asked for and given in memory of the precious children who were taken from us so suddenly. Faith has seemed to be uniting everyone during their time of unimaginable grief.
We're a woodmore family. Thankful our kids are home safe. Please pray for all involved. So heartbreaking. #WoodmoreElementary
— Eve Fitzgerald (@EveFitzArtLover) November 21, 2016
my moms friends niece was in the bus wreck & they need all the prayers they can get !!!#noogastrong ❤️
— Katelynn (@katcoyner) November 22, 2016
— Joshua Hood (@J_Hood1) November 22, 2016
— Dawson Wilson (@tennessee_vol99) November 22, 2016
— Jason Hensley (@coach_hensley) November 22, 2016
— Jeff Martin (@Hitman24n7) November 22, 2016
Prayers for all the woodmore students and families involved. Also praying my sweet Brianna was not involved in the crash 🙏🏼 #noogastrong
— Ramsay (@ramsayshull) November 22, 2016
Even Bishop Richard Stika from Knoxville sent out a statement pledging that priests would be available to anyone affected by the tragedy, saying “My prayers tonight are with the victims and families of the terrible bus crash in Chattanooga. I remain in contact with our Catholic priests in Southeastern Tennessee and we will make ourselves available to anyone in need.”
A special call went out for blood donations following the accident, that left 23 children badly injured. Residents turned out in force to aid with the cause. The city’s residents really came together in their time of grief and several folks took to Twitter to share their pride with the hashtag #NoogaStrong.
Seeing the amount of people in line to give blood because of the fatal bus crash in Chattanooga is so uplifting. #NoogaStrong
— Adam Selby (@Adselby2) November 22, 2016
On a positive note, It's so beautiful how the Chattanooga area comes together any time something tragic happens #noogastrong 💛
— McKenna (@coolkenn_) November 22, 2016
This is a crazy city I live in but I'm so proud of how the people come together during something so tragic and heartbreaking #noogastrong
— Christy (@Christy4bb) November 22, 2016
This city has proven before that we are #NoogaStrong , and we will prove it again.
— B〽️AY (@BWilliamsMay) November 22, 2016
Schools around the area are rallying to show their love and support for their fellow students who were lost in the tragedy.
— Aesthetic Zarry (@x_NatashaBell_x) November 21, 2016
Ooltewah High is praying for the students and families effected by this tragic bus crash at Woodmore Elementary tonight. #noogastrong
— Big Red Nation (@thebigrednation) November 21, 2016
North Park Museum Magnet, a sister school to Woodmore, is even planning on wearing the school’s colors of blue and gold Nov. 22 in memory and support. A message on their Facebook page read, “The Normal Park Family is saddened by the tragic events that have transpired in our community today at Woodmore Elementary School. As a sign of support, teachers and students are encouraged to join other local schools by wearing blue and gold, the colors of Woodmore Elementary School, Nov. 22.”
The City of Chattanooga in a tweet advised that people shouldn’t be sharing information about the victims until authorities are able to confirm all of the details regarding who perished in the tragedy. So far the names of the young children who died in the crash have not been released.
Our hearts are w/ children & families of Woodmore. Please keep them in your thoughts & prayers & be vigilant in not sharing unconfirmed info
— City of Chattanooga (@Chattanooga_gov) November 21, 2016
Our hearts go out to the victims and families of this terrible tragedy.