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How Modern Tragedies Are Causing a Spike in Hearse Demands

August 24, 2017 | | Comments 0

With the recent rash of mass shootings and other public tragedies across the United States, industry experts have noted an increase in demand for hearses and other funeral cars.  Many bloggers and commentators spend their time looking for a common denominator while others stay focused on what can be done now to help bring people together while honoring the victims who lose their lives in these terrible tragedies.

Many mass shootings or public attacks become headline news, but the unfortunate reality is that these incidents have become so common many of them remain unknown to the wider public.  By now, we all know the unfortunate stories behind incidents like Columbine, Sandy Hook and Charlottesville, for every story that becomes a national obsession, there are tragedies that remain virtually unknown.

In Binghamton, New York, a 41-year-old man busted into the American Civic Association and killed 13 people before turning the gun on himself. In Pittsburgh, a man shot and wounded three police officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance call at the man’s house. The list of incidents could go on, but suffice it to say that 44 people have been killed in five separate incidents across the nation in the last month and researchers say the economic downturn could be the motivating factor.

In the case of the Binghamton shooter, the man had recently lost his job and he was angry about it. In Pittsburgh, friends of the shooter said he was upset about recently getting fired. Other perpetrators of mass shootings in the past few months were also recently unemployed and frustrated about their situations.  Whether there is a pattern in these shootings or not, we will be seeing a larger number of funeral cars in areas where they take place.

For local funeral homes and related professionals, this sudden surge in demand means being able to have access to more options for funeral cars and transportation as well as resources for grieving families and the wider local community.  The tragedy of mass shootings and other public attacks is an issue that only seems to be increasing – and it’s one that affects families, communities and grief services in every state.

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