A collective of church pastors in the East Bay are offering a daily show of support to those still digesting the devastation stemming from the deadly Oakland warehouse fire.
None of the religious leaders knew any of the 36 victims, but that isn't stopping them from huddling outside the so-called "Ghost Ship" warehouse, verbalizing prayers and celebrating the lives lost.
"When this event happened, it just drove a cord to our heart to come out here to pray for folks, comfort folks," Pastor Dale Rimando said.
Pastor Eric Coloner added that as long as investigators continue to comb through the rubble, they will settle nearby and offer open ears as well as open hearts.
"We just got to let them know that there are people in this area that care and love them," Coloner said. "We just got to release hope over this area over this region, especially Fruitvale."
Blossoming flowers, colorful candles and signs of remembrance continue to flood a memorial outside the site of the blaze. A number of folks have also taken time to pau their respects during a handful of vigils across the Bay Area.