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How to Help Families Affected by Newtown School Shooting

People all over the world want to know how to help Sandy Hook residents following Friday's horrifying mass shooting. Post 'I want to help' in this comment thread to get updates on what you can do.

 

In the wake of the unimaginable tragedy at Sandy Hook School Friday, people from all over the world -- in Connecticut, California, Canada and much farther away in Australia and India -- sent an outpouring of support and want to know how they can help.

Newtown Patch will continue to update this article with ways to help—posting updates to the story as well as in the comments thread, triggering an email notification to commenters—and if you know of an organization or fundraiser providing assistance, let us know in the comments section, too.


Already the United Way of Western Connecticut, in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank, created the Sandy Hook School Support Fund to help provide support services to the families and community that are affected.

Check donations may be mailed to:
 
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main Street, Newtown CT  06470

If you have questions on the fund, you may call 800-461-0672.

Helpful Links

  • United Way's Sandy Hook Support Fund Announcement

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More links to Newtown Patch’s coverage here:

  • Reaction: Sandy Hook School Shooting
  • Police Raid Sandy Hook Home Hours After Shooting
  • [PHOTOS] Newtown School Shooting

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jackson black December 16, 2012 at 01:38 PM
It is very sad at what happened, however money wont solve their grief..These people need our prays and not a check.
Beth December 16, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Agreed. They need time, privacy and support from their family, friends, and community. People need to give them some space. This isn't a natural disaster where they lost their homes...they lost their son, daughter or sister, brother or mother. Peoples' intentions might be good, but come on-let them try to breathe.
Charlie Brooker December 16, 2012 at 04:21 PM
the media is to blame, watch and learn http://youtu.be/PezlFNTGWv4
Charlie Brooker December 16, 2012 at 04:21 PM
funerals can be expensive
StacyAnn December 16, 2012 at 06:59 PM
I know this will not bring the loved ones back, but maybe sometime next year, celebrities could do a little concert for the kids of the school. Maybe Justin Beiber, Taylor Swift, One Directio. It might bring a little joy in their lives.
Kelsey Molseed December 16, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Your prayers probably won't solve their grief either. Nothing will. Go ahead and pray, but I intend to send a check.
Salisbury Resident December 17, 2012 at 02:14 PM
That's a very nice idea StacyAnn. :)
Salisbury Resident December 17, 2012 at 02:27 PM
My first instinct is to completely agree with you. But, funerals and long term counseling services can be costly, so perhaps it would be nice if there were a fund for the families to turn to. I cannot imagine having to worry about finances on top of what they're already going through. At least, this might help take the financial stress out of the picture.
Salisbury Resident December 17, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Prayers also of course.

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