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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 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 post in the comments section: "I want to help."

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—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

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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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Ken December 20, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Bicycle guy, After my first post I only posted in response to Anti-gun people attacking me. I attacted no one. If your talking about insensitive and immature put the blem where it belongs. Then again it seems like many anti-gun people have a problem doing that
T. E. December 20, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Ken, i would not worry too much about the anti-gun rants.. As they talk and talk.. Gun sales are booming! More and more people are arming themselves as they wake up and realize the government and states cannot protect them 24/7 if at all.. Let them talk..
Ken December 20, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Hey TE Im not going to talk guns on this thread any more. This thread is for a different cause. Ive moved on to another thread.
Portent December 20, 2012 at 04:52 PM
T.E.: So the spurt in gun sales post-Newtown massacre constitutes evidence of government incompetence in protecting the lives of its citizens? You gun nuts shoot yourselves in the foot -- to be charitable -- almost every time you position yourselves in a verbal firing squad of circular reasoning. The cold and clear irony that those most psychologically dependent on their guns are the most fearful and least courageous among us never ceases to amaze me. You are among the mentally unbalanced in our midst. Those possessed of a justifiably rational fear are the unfortunate souls who might happen to engage your discomfiting presence.
Elizabeth McNamara December 20, 2012 at 05:05 PM
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