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Spokane man encouraging kindness following House of Charity shooting

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

After one Spokane man heard about a homeless man being shot and killed by police just a block away from the House of Charity, he is encouraging compassion.

Rick Clark works often with the homeless population, giving out backpacks and toiletries. It’s a cause close to his heart.

“It was something that's part of me. So when I saw that, it felt that a family member had been shot,” Clark says about hearing news of the shooting.

Clark spoke up after seeing negative comments about both police and homeless people about the shooting, and he is now asking the community to come together.

“There's no reason to point fingers at this point. It's just pick up what's broken and start fixing it,” he says.

He's asking to the community to come together...

“So if anybody's hurting I want to help them. I know the police officers are hurting just as much as the community is hurting just as much as the homeless community is hurting,” Clark says.

Now, he and some others are hoping to create some kind of memorial for Kurtz.

He hopes others will also step up to help the community heal through kindness.

“Spokane’s hurting right now so when somebody's hurting, you don't just keep beating them down. You try to find something positive out of it,” he says. 

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