Chaplains: There is trauma and suffering

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- They have deployed dozens of times around the world and across the U.S. Places like Paris, Belgium, Ferguson, Baltimore, San Bernardino, Orlando, and now Charlotte.

"It is different when you see it in your own backyard," said Billy Graham Rapid Response Chaplain Leo Grabowski. "We only have one message for the past 60 years, and that message has been: God loves you, he sent his son to die for you."

Team leader Kevin Williams says their mission is to bring hope in crisis-- even in Billy Graham's hometown. 

"At the time it looked dark, chaotic, but the reception to hope really encouraged us. There is trauma, and suffering." 

There is grief that follows trauma and to deal with those things before something else happens to re-spark all of this again."

The chaplains will talk and pray with anyone in need. They say they will be at 3rd and Davidson Streets Friday night for as long as they are needed.

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