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Mission Mississippi on standby to help in wake of Charleston shooting

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Organizations all over the country are offering assistance to families affected in Wednesday night's massacre inside a church in Charleston, South Carolina.

One of those is Mission Mississippi, an organization that spans the entire state helping to promote racial reconciliation.

President Neddie Winters said he and others plan to reach out to the families impacted.

He says the organization is uniquely poised to help.

"When something like this happens, the nation and the people rise up and say, 'This is not us.' Well, you know, I believe that, but I believe we ought to rise up before the incident happens and show by our actions, by our conduct, by what we do that this is not us," Winters said.

Winters said he believes honest, open dialogue with others is key to curbing hatred all over the country.

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