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On June 12, 2018, bells will toll 49 times in unison around the world as a tribute to the victims lost during the Pulse Nightclub tragedy. Mothers of the victims are calling upon churches, temples, synagogues, mosques and businesses to join them by tolling their bells and showing solidarity with messages of love and kindness on their public signs.

The tolling of the bells is part of Acts of Love and Kindness, a One Orlando Alliance movement grown out of the spirit of giving and good deeds witnessed in the aftermath of the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub. The movement inspires the Orlando community and beyond to engage in volunteerism, share stories and show support through acts of love and kindness in the 49 days leading up to June 12. Those participating in Acts of Love and Kindness are encouraged to share their stories on social media using the hashtag: #ActLoveGive 

This year’s tolling of the bells will take place at noon on June 12, 2018 around the world. Please register your church by submitting the form below to toll your bells 49 times in unison across the globe as a tribute to the 49 lives that represent us all. Share your ceremony or photo using hashtag : #49bells and #ActLoveGIve. As churches are submitted, the map below will update. Faith communities who worship in a building without a bell or businesses with displays can participate in this project by simply posting the number “49” on their signs. We’ve set a lofty goal of 449 participating entities this year. Help us reach our goal!

For the loved ones of those taken and as a united community at large, we ask you to join the 49 bells movement of love.

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View Participating Churches from 2017

In 2017, as the one-year remembrance of the tragedy approached, mothers of the victims launched an effort to find 49 churches around the world willing to toll their bells 49 times in honor of those taken. In response, 323 churches in 9 countries tolled their bells as the City of Orlando and the Orange County Government announced the dedication of June 12, 2017 as “Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness. The occasion recognizes and reaffirms the community’s commitment to the Pulse survivors, family members of the victims and their loves ones, in addition to recognizing an outpour of global compassion and love displayed in the wake of the tragedy.

“As parents, we don’t want our children to be forgotten, and most importantly, we would love the support of spreading love, not hate, as a message for humankind.” said Mayra Alvear, mother of Amanda Alvear, who was only 25 when she lost her life during the Pulse Shootings.

“Bells are sacred. We toll them for death and we ring them for celebration,” said Maria Wright, mother of Jerry Wright, 31 at the time he was tragically killed at Pulse Orlando. “Many faith traditions use bells as they resound within our innermost being.” With a clear and dedicated mission to honor the 49 victims, a letter has been written to the Pope and other interfaith organizations throughout the world, asking churches to honor the 49 innocent lives taken at Pulse with their bells.

You may leave a message of support to the loved ones of those affected by the Pulse tragedy in the comments section below. Show them the world cares, their loved ones matter and they are not forgotten.

The Bell Tolls for Thee:

Akyra Monet Murray
Alejandro Barrios Martinez
Amanda Lizzette Alvear
Mercedez Marisol Flores
Angel L. Candelario-Padro
Anthony Luis Laureano Disla
Antonio Davon Brown
Brenda Lee Marquez McCool
Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz
Cory James Connell
Darryl Burt II
Deonka Drayton
Eddie Jamol-Droy Justice
Eddie Sotomayor Jr.
Enrique L. Rios, Jr
Eric Ivan Ortiz Rivera
Frank Hernandez
Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez
Geraldo “Drake” A. Ortiz-Jimenez
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez
Jason Josaphat
Javier Jorge-Reyes
Jean C. Nieves Rodriguez
Jean Carlo Mendez Perez
Jerry Wright
Joel Rayon Paniagua
Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega
Juan Chevez-Martinez
Juan Pablo Rivera Velazquez
Juan Ramon Guerrero
Christopher ‘Dru’ Leinonen
Kimberly Morris
Leroy Valentin Fernandez
Luis Daniel Conde
Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo
Luis S. Vielma
Martin Benitez Torres
Miguel Angel Honorato
Oscar A. Aracena-Montero
Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez
Paul Terrell Henry
Peter Ommy Gonzalez-Cruz
Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala
Shane Tomlinson
Stanley Almodovar III
Tevin Eugene Crosby
Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado
Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan

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