Community support has been pouring in after it was learned last week that Okotoks resident Tara Roe did not survive a mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The Okotoks Minor Hockey Association is among those who are taking action to try to help the family at this time.

OMHA President Geoff Stewart says Roe was a volunteer and a valued member of the Okotoks minor hockey community.

"Tara and her husband have been active members with our association in Okotoks," Stewart explains. "And we just wanted to reach out to our membership in the community, with the hockey association, to see how we could help."

OMHA has set up a fund that will go towards purchasing groceries at Okotoks Sobey's to provide meals for the family and there are also plans to contribute to the family's GoFundMe page.

"In hard times, in a small town, this is what we do," he says. "And we wanted to be there to help out."

For more information on donating to the OMHA Fund, contact OMHA Administrative Assistant Lindsay Graw at (403) 861-7991.

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