Updated: Monday, December 17 2012, 10:51 PM EST
A local funeral home is showing its support for the people of Newtown, Connecticut. Harwood Home For Funerals in Black Mountain has created a Christmas tree in honor of the victims of the shooting. It's decorated with 26 ornaments, one for each student and teacher who died. Rick Harwood says it's important to reach out to people who are hurting especially this time of year. Harwood is inviting people to drop by the funeral home and place their own ornaments on the tree. They are also collecting stuffed animals to send to the students at Sandy Hook Elementary once it reopens.