ST. JOSEPH — When Dr. Sherry O’Donnell from the Rappa Medical Center in St. Joseph, with help from local churches, organized an outdoor Unity Service in late July, she was expecting fewer than 100 people would attend.

“The response was incredible. We had about 165 at the bandshell and 30 to 40 people around the periphery. And people wanted to know when the next one would be,” O’Donnell said.

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