People in our area are reaching out to help the Colorado theater shooting victims and are offering you a way to help as well.
Artists at Asylum Studios in Roanoke are raising money to go toward the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, which works to help crime victims heal and restore balance to their lives. Licensed piercer Morgan Strong says he's donating part of his commission today through Sunday. The tattoo shop will also hold a raffle, offering services and gift certificates to raise money to help the victims.
"It affects more than the immediate community," Strong says. "It affects the film community. It affected the internet community, comic book fans like myself and my co-workers. The only thing these people have in common is they all wanted to see this movie and the killer came in and did what he did. We're just trying to give back as much as we can. It's nothing compared to what they've lost but at least we can give them a little bit of something."
Asylum Studios will be open from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. It's located at 4179 Electric Rd. in Roanoke.