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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 Massachusetts, 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.

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.

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A former Sandy Hook Elementary School student named Ryan Kraft, also a longtime neighbor of the Lanza family, posted a Local Voices blog on Newtown Patch saying he set up a fund to help heal his community.

The link to the fund site is here — http://www.crowdrise.com/SHSRelief — and according to Kraft, all monies are directed toward the school's PTSA organization.

The funds are directed to the school's PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) organization. Please help in any way you can.

Here is the link to the fund site: 

http://www.crowdrise.com/SHSRelief

The funds are directed to the school's PTSA organization. Please help in any way you can.

Helpful Links

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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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Matt Schooley (Editor) December 18, 2012 at 02:56 PM
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