Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 3, 2022 / 10:45 am
Andres “June” Ybarra can’t sleep and says he feels like a zombie.
Once you know where he lives — and the two key roles he plays in his community — no further explanation is necessary.
One of Ybarra’s roles is serving as Grand Knight of Council 3245 of the Knights of Columbus at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, Texas, a parish that has been at the forefront of efforts to help the traumatized community of 16,000 people cope with the shooting deaths of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School on May 24. Eleven of the victims were parishioners of Sacred Heart. This past week, the Knights provided hamburgers for participants at a candlelight vigil held Thursday night.
His other role: working as a mortician at a local funeral home that has prepared the bodies and organized funeral arrangements for 16 of the 21 victims.