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A Newtown, Conn., resident, who declined to give her name, sits at an intersection holding a sign for passing motorists up the road from the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. The massacre of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions about why the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, would have been driven to such a crime and how he chose his victims. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
The parents of children who survived the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown are the friends and neighbors of families going through immense grief and they have set up a fund to help remove some of the burden.
“We are the parents of the children who survived. We are the classmates, friends, and the little league coaches. Sandy Hook is where we live -- it is our proud community. We ask the world to join us not only in our grief but also in our burning need take some of the burdens off these families in their time of incredible pain. To bear their cross in some small way. We intend to use donations to pay for immediate needs, including funeral services, as well as ongoing living expenses such as food, mortgages payments, daycare, insurances and fuel until they are back on solid ground. Please help us help our own neighbors beyond sharing their tears. All net funds received will go directly to the families who lost children and immediate family members,” a statement on the My Sandy Hook Family Fund Web page says.
So far, $1.4 million have been raised and the group hopes to raise an additional $2.4 million.
You can donate online here.
If you wish to make a donation by check, please send it to:
'My Sandy Hook Family Fund'
c/o Union Savings Bank
1 Commerce Dr.,
Newtown, CT 06470