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    MANCHESTER, CT - AUGUST 4: Police guard the entrance to Hartford Distributors following a shooting August 4, 2010 in Manchester, Connecticut. Omar Thornton, a truck driver who went on a shooting rampage after resigning, killed eight co-workers and wounded two others before turning the gun on himself. (Photo by Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

    Several funds and fundraisers have been set up after the Manchester massacre at Hartford Distributors.

    Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser

    Texas Roadhouse in Manchester is holding a special fundraiser for the families of the eight victims killed on Friday, Aug. 20.

    The restaurant is not usually open for lunch, but will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For $10 you can have grilled chicken salad, a pulled pork sandwich or cheeseburgers, along with green beans, baked beans, fries and a non-alcoholic drink and 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to victims’ families.

    Texas Roadhouse is located at 21 Redstone Road in Manchester. The phone number is                                       860-645-7427.
     

    Pasta Fundraiser Dinner

    A pasta fundraiser dinner to benefit the families of the victims of the Hartford Distributor Inc. shooting in Manchester will be held on Thursday, Aug. 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Manchester Elks Lodge #1893, 30 Bissell St. Manchester. Tickets are $12 per person
    For details, call (860)646-9262

    Anyone wishing to make a tax deductable monetary donation can  make checks Payable to: The Manchester Elk Lodge #1893. Mail to P.O Box 114 Manchester, CT 06045.

    Teamsters Fund

    The Teamsters union, which lost several members in the shootings established the
    Hartford Distributors Memorial Fund, established the "Teamsters Local 1035 Hartford Distributors Memorial Fund" to help raise money for the victims.

    The Teamsters Union will donate the first $50,000 to help the families.

    Donations should be sent to:
    Teamsters Local 1035 Hartford Distributors Memorial Fund
    c/o Teamsters Local Union 1035
    400 Chapel Road, 2-B
    South Windsor, Connecticut 06074

    Several funds have been set up after the Manchester massacre at Hartford Distributors.

    Memorial contributions:

    Families have asked that, instead of flowers, people make donations in honor of the victims:

    Douglas Scruton, 56,of Manchester: The family suggests memorial contributions in Doug's name, may be made to; UCONN Foundation 2390 Alumni Drive Unit 3206 Storrs, CT 06269.

    Edwin Kennison, 49, of East Hartford: Memorial donations be made to the Ashley Kennison Scholarship Fund c/o New Alliance Bank 481 Buckland Rd. South Windsor, CT 06074.

    William Ackerman Jr., 51, of East Windsor: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Education Fund for the Laurin and Sullivan children, c/o Rockville Bank, 231 Hazard Ave., Enfield, CT 06082. Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, South Windsor has care of arrangements.

    Bryan Cirigliano, 51, of Newington: In lieu of flowers, donations in Bryan’s memory may be made to the Bryan Cirigliano Memorial Foundation, c/o Lindsay and Megan, 26 Sleepy Hollow Road, Newington, CT 06111. The foundation will sponsor girls’ softball and little league tournaments in Newington. 

    Craig Pepin, 60, of South Windsor: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., 1-91 Tech Ctr. Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

    Victor James, 61, of Windsor: Donations in his memory may be made to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Inc., 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106.