The Sandy Hook School Support Fund, established by The United Way and Newtown Savings Bank to support the community following the school shooting tragedy, had reportedly received more than $6 million as of Thursday, Jan. 3.
“We continue to be so gratified by the outpouring of support that the Sandy Hook School Support Fund has received,” Kim Morgan, CEO of UWWC, said in a statement, according to a report on NBC Connecticut. “The needs facing Newtown will be many, diverse and ongoing. We hope that people will continue to support the Sandy Hook School Support Fund so that it can be a resource to help the community grieve, heal and rebuild.”
Morgan said the United Way believes “it is critical that the needs and priorities of the fund be determined locally.”
As reported on Newtown Patch, the fund raised nearly $3 million in the first week following the tragedy.