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. Here's one way.

The following article originally appeared on Newtown Patch:

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.

If you want to be notified via email of ways to provide comfort and support during this difficult time, please GO TO THIS NEWTOWN PATCH PAGE HERE --> http://patch.com/A-0wrm <-- AND post in the comments section: "I want to help."

Patch will continue to update that 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


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


Don Sax December 17, 2012 at 12:30 AM
It is commendable and desireable that we all support the fam toilies directly affected by this in any way we can. In addition it is well to consider that children are dying around the world unnecessarily something like one every 3 minutes, be it by hunger, warfare [where they are particulary vulnerable] , disease, family violence, or simply neglect - by parents, the community and the state - often written off as collateral damage. Many causes, few solutions. But we must start somewhere to stop this world wide warfare against children - no matter what name it is called.


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