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FRANKLIN, Ind. — It was a tragedy that struck the Delphi County community with great sorrow, as news of the loss of two local women who went hiking on a trail was echoed across the nation. In response to the heartache, the residents at Morning Pointe of Franklin offered hope, wanting nothing more than to show the victims’ families that the community cares.

The seniors at the assisted living and memory care community, along with local students from Indian Creek Intermediate School made two large greeting cards, signing it with encouraging messages, colorful hand prints, heartfelt prayers and support.

The residents delivered the handmade cards in person, along with two rose bushes — one for each victim’s family — to bring comfort and compassion during this challenging time.

“You feel so helpless in times of tragedy,” says Mary Beth Piland, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe. “Our residents are strong “prayer warriors” already, but some days, they want to do more.”

Photo: Blanche Eilert, Charlene Pfeffer and Eleanor Wilson, Morning Pointe of Franklin residents, proudly display their painted hands and the start of the greeting card behind them.