ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - In the aftermath of the darkest day in Orlando history, many are stepping forward and showing the best side of humanity.
At nearly every major site connected to the Pulse nightclub shooting, scores of people are showing up to volunteer. Some bring food and cold drinks for victims' families, law enforcement and media. Others come to pray or just provide a shoulder on which people can lean and grieve.
Sandra Thornton felt the call to help at her home in Panama City. The Air Force veteran and veteran of two combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, drove five and half hours to Orlando with her dachshund puppy "Jesse James."
Thornton was a psychological counselor in the military and wants to use her training to help people struggling in the aftermath of the attack.
FOX 35's Tom Johnson met Thornton outside the City of Orlando's Family Reunification Center and has her story.