Seven Days - Faith Always Wins - brings community together four years after shooting at the Overland Park Jewish Community Center.
Starting Tuesday, April 10, Mindy Corporon and the entire community will mark Seven Days: Make A Ripple, Change the World. Photo by Tim Hellhake/KSHB
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- On April 13, 2014, Mindy Corporon’s life changed forever.
That was the day her father and her son were murdered in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.
Another woman, Terri LaManno, was killed by the same shooter down the street at Village Shalom.
Out of that hate-filled day, something amazingly loving has grown.
Starting Tuesday, April 10, Mindy Corporon and the entire community will mark Seven Days: Make A Ripple, Change the World.
According to Corporon, it is all about connection: engaging all people to discover what we have in common and overcome evil through acts of kindness.
There is a word for each day.
Love. Discover. Others. Connect. You. Go. Onward.
It is also a week of action.
On Tuesday, for example, people can take part in a community-wide blood drive and attend a celebration of Love at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah.
On that horrific day in 2014, Corporon says that becoming “paralyzed” by grief, anger, fear just wasn’t in her thought process or in her heart.
She knew she had to move forward.
In fact, the seventh day is all about the word, Onward, and will be marked by the Faith, Love and Walk.
For more information on how you can Make A Ripple, Change the World, please go to http://givesevendays.org/