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Residents of Texas town feel helpless after church shooting

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By PAUL J. WEBER and EMILY SCHMALL
Associated Press

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - Some gave blood. Others stocked the food pantry.

Residents and neighbors of Sutherland Springs volunteered Thursday as a way help the tiny Texas community recover from the shooting at a Baptist church that left more than two dozen dead.

Twenty-year-old Karyssa Calbert of neighboring Floresville, who is six months pregnant, could not give blood but came to give moral support. She says people are doing what they can, "but honestly everyone feels so helpless."

The pastor of the First Baptist Church says that the church will be demolished. Members and visitors say the congregation should continue but not in the same building. One assistant to the congregation says she and others are trying to figure out a temporary solution to keep it going, perhaps in another building.

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