Local Texas casket-maker Trey Ganem has offered to create custom caskets for the 19 students and two teachers killed in last week’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
Ganem, the owner of custom casket company SoulShine Industries, based in Edna, Texas, has donated his services free of charge to families of the Uvalde mass shooting victims. “I didn’t even think twice when I was asked to do it,” Ganem said per CNN, adding, “and God always takes care of us.”
BuzzFeed News reports Ganem 50, was contacted by the Texas Funeral Directors Association to make the custom caskets on the day of the shooting and has since made coffins for 19 of the victims. SoulShine Industries’ caskets usually cost between $3,400 and $3,800 to make, but Ganem has no plans of charging the families.
This is something no family should ever have to deal with. My love and emotions are already there. It has been an extremely emotional roller coaster for me. I don’t even know if you can hear my voice. I haven’t hollered at all, but I’m losing my voice, for whatever reason.
It’s a beautiful gesture, but this is so sad.
May their souls rest in peace xx