CHARDON -- The community is came together Thursday night to honor and remember three fallen classmates from Chardon High School.

Red ribbons and signs around the community say "We are Chardon" and "One Heartbeat."

That unified love covers the Chardon Assembly of God Church.

It opened its doors and its heart to those still hurting from a shooting that shocked the community two years ago.

"There is a lot of remembrance. It's not something you can erase," said Nanci Schaffert with a group called CRAVE 6:31.

"I feel like there are a lot of hurting people in this community that have not entered those doors yet," said Lucas Ruyf, also with CRAVE 6:31.

Schaffert and Ruyf are part of a group made up of six churches from different denominations.

Since the shooting, as many as 900 people have passed through here seeking comfort from a higher power.

"No matter what religion or beliefs or what-not, we put those things aside and come together, and we've just really grown and rooted in the community in that sense," said Schaffert.

Over the past two years, residents say they've seen the community pull together, grow and reach out to one another.

"I see that the past couple of years. We are walking side by side. We're not walking in front of each other. We are walking shoulder to shoulder," said Ruyf.

"You don't see that in communities, and it just gets stronger. It seems to. We go on, and I look forward to what the community will do even more in the future, linking arms," said Schaffert.

All month long students have been honoring their fallen classmates by doing random acts of kindness to make the world a better place.

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