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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 e-mail 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.

Helpful Links

  • United Way's Sandy Hook Support Fund Announcement

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More links to Newtown Patch’s coverage here:

  • Reaction: Sandy Hook School Shooting
  • Police Raid Sandy Hook Home Hours After Shooting
  • [PHOTOS] Newtown School Shooting

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Meg December 15, 2012 at 05:34 PM
I want to help.
Andre Lynch December 15, 2012 at 05:35 PM
I want to help
Mom December 15, 2012 at 06:22 PM
I want to help
Bob Reed December 15, 2012 at 06:36 PM
I want to help
Bob Reed December 15, 2012 at 06:37 PM
My heart hurts so much for the families it is too difficult to write the words.
Debbie large December 15, 2012 at 06:45 PM
I want to help. Debbie large and family
Beth Hurley December 16, 2012 at 01:34 AM
I want to help!!
Holly Costa December 16, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I want to help.
Amy Cesarini-Paull December 16, 2012 at 01:58 PM
I want to help!
Donna Cokely December 16, 2012 at 02:26 PM
I want to help.
Rosemary Thompson December 16, 2012 at 02:54 PM
I WANT TO HELP
Gretchen Robinson December 16, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Westboro Baptist Church, that crazed band that calls themselves Christian, is heading for Newtown to picket. The Newtown Fire Department are planning to block the roads with their trucks if they show up. The community is banding together to block access to these people who have picked military funerals. I'm glad that everyone wants to help. I'm glad this thread is here. Just wanted to let you know about his outrage.
brian yarnell December 17, 2012 at 12:08 AM
I want to help any way I can...
Torrey Dylan Smith December 17, 2012 at 02:53 AM
I want to help.
Sandra Grace December 17, 2012 at 04:22 AM
I want to help.
Amy Dean December 17, 2012 at 03:39 PM
I want to help.
Elaine Goldstein December 18, 2012 at 04:54 PM
I want to help.

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