Mark R. Mitchell, lay leader of Flores United Methodist Church and the Las Misiones District of the Rio Texas Conference, has organized local professionals to offer free help to families affected by the Nov. 5, 2017, massacre at nearby First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Along with grieving, Mitchell — lay leader of nearby Floresville United Methodist Church and the Las Misiones District of the Rio Texas Conference — has been trying to offer practical help.

He’s made phone calls and put together a list of local attorneys and accountants ready to work pro bono as affected families grapple with estate issues, burial costs and even guardianship of children, some of whom lost parents in the mass shooting.

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