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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.

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A former Sandy Hook Elementary School student named Ryan Kraft, also a longtime neighbor of the Lanza family, posted a Local Voices blog on Newtown Patch saying he set up a fund to help heal his community.

The link to the fund site is here — http://www.crowdrise.com/SHSRelief — and according to Kraft, all monies are directed toward the school's PTSA organization.

Helpful Links

  • Victims Relief Fund set up by former SHS student and Lanza family neighbor
  • United Way's Sandy Hook Support Fund Announcement
  • How to Donate With a Credit Card
  • National PTA: Snowflaks and Donations
Gary Larsen December 17, 2012 at 08:37 PM
I want to help
Marlyn Capistrano December 17, 2012 at 09:46 PM
I want to help
karlisha walker December 18, 2012 at 12:16 AM
I want to help
Dianne Carter December 18, 2012 at 04:09 AM
I want to help
Angela Caine December 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM
I want to help
Dena-Marie Pruitt December 18, 2012 at 04:24 PM
I want to help
Winnie December 18, 2012 at 04:50 PM
I want to help
Sue December 18, 2012 at 05:12 PM
i want to help.
Michelle Paxton December 18, 2012 at 06:08 PM
I want to help.
Styler December 18, 2012 at 07:50 PM
I want to help.
Mom22Boyz December 18, 2012 at 08:47 PM
I want to help.
Greg Miller December 18, 2012 at 08:56 PM
I want to help.
Tere December 19, 2012 at 01:41 AM
I want to help.
Deborah Anderson December 19, 2012 at 03:32 AM
I want to help.
Deborah Anderson December 19, 2012 at 03:34 AM
I am so saddened about the trajedy that occurred in Newton, Connecticut. I want to do some things to help the grieving parents there.
Louise M December 19, 2012 at 05:28 AM
I want to help
Autumn Johnson (Editor) December 19, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Here is another way you can help. http://pleasanton.patch.com/articles/national-pta-help-sandy-hook-by-sending-snowflakes
Sandy Bennion December 26, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Here is an event you can go to to help make snowflakes for the children when they return to school Bring your family and friends ... Thursday, January 3rd Wesley Center, San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church 902 Danville Blvd. Alamo 7PM – All ages Snowflake Workshop If you can, bring scissors and white or silver paper, we will also have supplies to share! 8PM – Candlelight Gathering for Hope Want to help with the event? Email Cathy at: colman5@pacbell.net Need more information? Go to the church website: http://www.srvumc.org/

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