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Sandy Hook School Support Fund Surpasses $6 Million

The fund established by The United Way and Newtown Savings Bank to support the Newtown community following the school shooting tragedy raised nearly $3 million in the first week.

 

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.

Marcus Poulin January 06, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Oh yes the monolithic and "Evil NRA"......"the Killers of Children!"
G January 06, 2013 at 10:28 PM
The NRA gave its 2 cents in the speech by Wayne Lapierre.
Stanley Thal January 07, 2013 at 02:09 AM
I would hope the needs of the individual family burial costs could be visited. Asside from the emotional toll, the service, funeral and internment expenses can be $10, 000 and is something young families don't often anticipate nor provide for. They may need help.
Sue January 09, 2013 at 02:43 AM
Enough about the stupid gun. The kid was a crazed lunatic. He would have found a way one way or another. Maybe he goes to some to the street. Crack, Heroin, Meth, illegal guns, Pot.(mostly all illegal...but I bet you any 16 year old kid could get any of those things if they truly had intent. They areall available to anyone if the have the money and motive in place. I have TWO children who survived. One was directly across the hall from Ms. Soto (And she was such an amazing person before this). I would like officers armed with giant assault weapons inside and outside of every school...That would take a small amount of fear away, but not all. I don't think I will ever feel safe again. If this can happen here, It can happen in your quaint little town. And there are others like the killer lurking under the law enforcement and mental health radar. See them all the time. Just NEVER know when one will snap. This mom actually turned her 20 year old in and saved lots of lives http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/twilight-breaking-dawn-shooting-plot-mother-turned-son-17776818
nina rae harlan February 16, 2013 at 02:54 PM
I bless all thoes kids in that sandy hook surprise gun fire

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