Sandy Hook: Ways to Help Those Affected
As the nation continues to grieve over the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, several organizations have set up Newtown, Connecticut, to assist those affected by the tragedy. In addition to sending a Letter of Love (form is at the bottom of this article), the Huffington Post has offered a few other ways you can help if you'd like:
Sandy Hook School Support Fund: Provides support services through United Way's Western Connecticut chapter. Make out checks to: Sandy Hook School Support Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank 39 Main St., Newtown CT 06470.
Newtown Memorial Fund: Aims to help families pay for funeral costs. Donations may be send to Newtown Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 596, Botsford, CT 06404.
Newtown Youth & Family Services: All donations made to the organization will benefit those affected by the shootings. The non-profit will also provide emergency counseling for families, community members and staff involved in the tragedy. Mail checks to Newtown Youth & Family Services, 15 Berkshire Rd. Sandy Hook, CT 06482.
American Red Cross: More than 100 Red Cross volunteers have provided more than 400 stuffed animals to children attending Sunday night's memorial service. The organization is asking supporters to reach out to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund at newtown.uwwesternct.org/.