Mobile mother turning grief into growth, helping others with tragedy – WKRG News 5

Mobile, Alabama (WKRG) — Mothers in Mobile are finding ways to turn grief into growth. Surviving 3.6 Inc. is a group that connects grieving families with counseling and helps cover some of the costs.

“3.6” represents March 6, 2017, the day a young mother was murdered in Mobile. Tamara White, 22, was shot dead outside her McDonald’s on Springs Hill in Mobile. It was the tragedy that inspired the victim’s mother, Tammy Steele, to create Surviving 3.6 Inc.

After losing her family, Steele felt she had no one to turn to and didn’t want other mothers dealing with the sudden death of a child to feel the same way. I am supporting.

Founder and Executive Director Tammy Steele said:

Surviving 3.6 is based on the same promise my daughter made to her friends to be there to help her family through difficult times. Steele officially founded the organization four years after her daughter was murdered and wants people to seek counseling and remove the stigma associated with seeking help with mental health issues.

For more information, please visit the Surviving 3.6 Inc. website. There are many fundraising activities planned for this year. A Valentine’s Day raffle will be held next month. A charity fashion show will be held later this year.

The man who shot Tamara White also died a year ago. Harold Wallace pleaded guilty to the shooting of White in his 2019, two years after the murder. Last January, the Department of Corrections announced that Wallace had died during a fight with another inmate at Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore.

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