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 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 have been sending 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.

Helpful Links

  • United Way's Sandy Hook Support Fund Announcement


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


Brenda Crawshaw December 15, 2012 at 05:15 PM
We can also all pray. Whatever faith you practice, praying can be a powerful balm to the pain caused by this horrible occurrence.
Suzanne Noël December 15, 2012 at 05:24 PM
I want to help
Rachel December 16, 2012 at 12:54 AM
I want to help
Max Walker December 16, 2012 at 01:45 AM
there are also agnostics and atheists amongst us who feel just as distraught as those of the faith. i am one myself. i have dealt with the sense of hopelessness by donating and also writing to elected officials to do something about gun control.
Judy Henderson December 16, 2012 at 03:33 AM
My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones. My prayers go out to those beautiful children who will live with this forever.
Dottie Powers December 16, 2012 at 06:25 AM
I want to help.
Dottie Powers December 16, 2012 at 06:25 AM
I want to help.
Theresa Knapp (Editor) December 16, 2012 at 07:27 AM
I want to help.
Alexis Krieger Dascoli December 16, 2012 at 11:56 PM
I am a local business owner of WearLex.com where I have designed a key chain that can be purchased right from my website. All proceeds will go to those families in need. I've already received orders but it would be really great to get a lot more so that these families can get the help they need. Show your support by purchasing a key chain on www.wearlex.com Thanks, Alexis Krieger Dascoli AEK DESIGNS LLC / WearLex.com Marlborough, MA 01752 www.WearLex.com
Dave Lenane December 17, 2012 at 12:01 AM
I want to help.
Angelina Holcomb December 17, 2012 at 01:54 AM
I want to help. Is it possible to get the addresses of those families who lost their child or family member as I would like to send something to each family . Thanks Lanzones44 @yahoo.com
Dave Lenane December 17, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Angelina...please tell me you were joking about asking for these peoples addresses? If you arent I suggest calling the Newtown Police dept and see where that gets you. But I really hope you are kidding. Please God let her be kidding!
Kathleen Delgado December 17, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Thanks for posting - looked at your website and could not find the keychain - is there a specific one you designed or any of them. Thanks
Kathleen Delgado December 17, 2012 at 03:16 PM
I want to help
Marin Dolan December 17, 2012 at 05:55 PM
I want to help


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