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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, Conn. 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 Elementary School on Friday people from all over the world—in Connecticut and Massachusetts to California and 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 e-mail 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 have heard about an local 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 coverage from Newtown Patch here:

  • Reaction: Sandy Hook School Shooting
  • Police Raid Sandy Hook Home Hours After Shooting
  • [PHOTOS] Newtown School Shooting

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Mary Nardone December 16, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Please let me know what we can do to help the stricken people of Newtown and the Sandy Nook School district. Broken hearted her in Massachusetts

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