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How To Help The Families Of Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy

Many of us are in shock and left feeling helpless following the horrific tragedy that struck the tight knit community of Newtown Connecticut this past Friday when a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and took the lives of 20 first-graders and 6 teachers and administrators. Story here.

Sympathy notes can be sent to:

Sandy Hook Elementary School
12 Dickenson Drive
Sandy Hook, CT 06482

Here are some options if you'd like to help:

The Sandy Hook School Support Fund, an official fund for victims' families, and the community as a whole, has now been set up by the United Way of Western Connecticut. All donations to this fund will go directly to those affected.

Donate to The Red Cross and/or give blood. The Red Cross provided assistance to first responders, delivered blood to the local hospital where victims were transported and has set up a center for emergency grief counseling.

Newtown Memorial Fund has been set up to first to assist families of the victims with funeral expenses, followed by the design and construction of a suitable lasting memorial to the victims, and lastly to establish a scholarship fund.

The Newtown Parent Connection is assisting with support services, workshops and grief counseling.

The Newtown Memorial Fund is taking donations for the families and community affected. They are also looking for volunteers and help of all kinds.

Emilie Parker Fund - A fund has also been set up to help the family of 6 year old Emilie Parker. Instructions on the Emilie Parker Memorial Account at America First Credit Union (account #5001359). For AFCU members making a transfer, select the Savings as the type of account, and the last name on the account is Parker. For non AFCU members, the AFCU routing number is 324377516. To donate via PAYPAL: Use the email -

Connecticut Community Copes With Aftermath Of Elementary School Mass Shooting CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A link to all of the victims individual pages can be found here.

- Nanci Haskin / 99.5 WYCD

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