How You Can Help the Community of Sandy Hook

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The country remains in a state of mourning following the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., this past Friday.

Many are asking what they can do to show support and help the victims of Sandy Hook. Aide can come in various ways; sending letters, donations and volunteering.

Here is a list of ways you can help the community of Sandy Hook.

Send A Letter:
USPS has set up a P.O. Box for letters of condolence, please send correspondence to:

Message of Condolence
P.O. Box 3700
Newtown, CT 06470

Causes.com has created a national sympathy card which will be delivered to community officials. Sign the card here.

Donate:

Unite Way Newtown Relief Fund – The United Way of Western Connecticut in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank has created the ‘Sandy Hook School Support Fund’ that will be able to provide support services to the families and community that has been affected.

The Sandy Hook School Support Fund, an official fund for victims’ families and the community as a whole, has now been set up by the United Way of Western Connecticut. All donations to this fund will go directly to those affected.

Donate to The Red Cross and/or give blood. The Red Cross provided assistance to first responders and delivered blood to the local hospital where victims were transported. It has also set up a center for emergency grief counseling.

Newtown Memorial Fund has been set up to first to assist families of the victims with funeral expenses, followed by the design and construction of a suitable lasting memorial to the victims, and lastly to establish a scholarship fund.

The Newtown Parent Connection is assisting with support services, workshops and grief counseling.

The Newtown Memorial Fund is taking donations for the families and community affected. They are also looking for volunteers and help of all kinds.

Families of the victims have set up individual memorial funds in their name; the Emilie Parker Fund, in commemoration of Emilie Parker, age 6; Friends of the Engel Family Fund; in commemoration of Olivia Engel, age 6; Noah’s Ark of Hope Fund, in commemoration of Noah Pozner, age 6; the Dylan Hockley Memorial Fund, in commemoration of Dylan Hockley, age 6.

To contribute to the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Memorial Fund, in commemoration of Principal Dawn Hochsprung contributors are asked to send donations to:

CT Teachers Credit Union
P.O. Box 2121
Waterbury, CT 06722

Volunteer:
Those that wish to volunteer can call The United Way of Connecticut at (800) 203-1234.

Nanci Haskin contributed to this report.

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