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Sandy Hook School Support Fund Surpasses $6 Million

The fund established by The United Way and Newtown Savings Bank to support the Newtown community following the school shooting tragedy raised nearly $3 million in the first week.

The Sandy Hook School Support Fund, established by The United Way and Newtown Savings Bank to support the community following the school shooting tragedy, had reportedly received more than $6 million as of Thursday, Jan. 3.

“We continue to be so gratified by the outpouring of support that the Sandy Hook School Support Fund has received,” Kim Morgan, CEO of UWWC, said in a statement, according to a report on NBC Connecticut. “The needs facing Newtown will be many, diverse and ongoing. We hope that people will continue to support the Sandy Hook School Support Fund so that it can be a resource to help the community grieve, heal and rebuild.”

Morgan said the United Way believes “it is critical that the needs and priorities of the fund be determined locally.”

As reported on Newtown Patch, the fund raised nearly $3 million in the first week following the tragedy.

Oxford Girl January 07, 2013 at 01:46 PM
I keep hearing about the funds raised will help Newtown, and they will form a committee to figure out the best way it can help the town - but will it get to the families, children and first responders that need it. My understanding it that some of the first responders have not been able to return to work yet, with all this money coming in why is it not being used to help those when they need it? No one should be WAITING to figure this out, this is not rocket science these people need help now not in 6 month when some randon committee deems it appropriate.
pa January 07, 2013 at 04:53 PM
I completely and utterly agree. There had better be not one iota of misappropriations, mis-use, misguided, mis nothing. I hope and pray that this money will be used for the core, the people who really need it, who cannot function right now, rightfully so.
Oxford Girl January 08, 2013 at 01:58 PM
After contacting people who are handling the donations as I did not want to assume any more so asked about it, I found out that not only are they taking care of the families needs but they are indeed taking care of the first responders and there is more to come, they will be forming a committee but even before that there are people in place to make sure all involved are able to concentrate on healing before worring about a mortgage payment. I was quiet impressed by the way this is being handled and I am very glad I went out of the way to ask. Good for them.
pa January 08, 2013 at 03:46 PM
Good, this is good to hear. I dont want any of those poor souls worrying about anything....especially a mortgage payment. Thank you for checking.

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