SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (KMTR) -- Since Friday, people all around the country have been trying to find ways to send their condolences to Connecticut. Many people are lost. They're grieving the tragedy, but feeling too far away to help.
In Springfield, a local woman turned to crafting and what she's created has not only helped her cope, but has also touched the hearts of many others.
Jo Hutchison is mother of two and when she heard about the tragedy in Sandy Hook it hit close to home.
“There's a 7-year-old boy in there named Chase. My son's name is Chase," says Jo. “They're across the country and I'm thinking, 'What can I do for these people?' And it was just a small thing that popped into my head!"
When the specific names and ages of each victim were released Saturday, Jo tried to find a way to show her support, all the way from Oregon.
She wrote the names of each of the victims on parchment paper and placed them inside this glass ornament that she decorated with wings and a halo. For Jo, the ornament helped her cope.
"It was really therapeutic," Jo says.
After her husband saw what sje had made, he encouraged her to post a picture of the ornament on Facebook. In less than 48 hours, her tribute went viral.
Since Saturday, Jo's ornament has been 'liked' about 300,000 times and shared by more than 17,000 people. Jo’s been overwhelmed.
"I was blown away. Speechless."
She says the kind words people have said to her have been amazing, but she's just happy her message has spread, that the innocent lives lost in Connecticut will never be forgotten.
"In some house, way across the country from them, a lady they will never know, is celebrating Christmas with them and they're remembered."