Statehouse rally planned to show support for Orlando victims and their families

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 18, 2016) — As Hoosiers continue to show support for the Orlando shooting victims and their families, the public is invited to join a rally at the statehouse on Sunday.

Organizers are calling it the “Hoosiers Unite Against Hate” rally. It starts at 12:45 p.m. on the south lawn of the statehouse.

Many people have also been showing support this week by donating blood. Tuesday was “World Blood Donor Day” and an important reminder about the need for a strong supply during a tragedy.

The Indiana Blood Center hosted a drive downtown on the circle during the day on Tuesday, and Indy Pride organizers hosted a separate blood drive at their headquarters later on that evening.

During the Indy Pride drive, organizers say they reached their capacity for blood donors in just 45 minutes.

“Right now togetherness is part of the healing process for our community,” said Indy Pride President Jason Hinson-Nolen.

Anyone who wants to continue to donate blood can do so at any time by contacting the Indiana Blood Center.

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