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How Can I Help Families Affected by Newtown School Shooting?

People all over the world want to know how to help Sandy Hook families after Friday's horrifying mass shooting. The Newtown Patch has several ideas.

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In the wake of the unimaginable tragedy at Sandy Hook School last week, people from all over the world have been expressing support and asking how they can help.

That includes people in the Twin Cities, including Eagan.

If you want to be notified via email of ways to provide comfort and support during this difficult time, please click on to this post from out sister Patch in Newtown, Connecticut; then in the comments section of that article say "I want to help." 

The Newtown Patch staff says:

"Patch will continue to update this original  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.

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.

The funds are directed to the school's PTSA organization. Please help in any way you can.

Here is the link to the fund site: 

http://www.crowdrise.com/SHSRelief

The funds are directed to the school's PTSA organization. Please help in any way you can.

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Wendy Fanning December 19, 2012 at 08:25 AM
I doubt they need money, and I don't have much anyway, but I have sent, and will continue to send exhausting amounts of love and compassion. I well up 5 times a day, and when alone for any extended amount of time I weep openly. I'm from Western Canada. I sent love, that's all. Lots of love.
Wendy Fanning December 19, 2012 at 08:30 AM
I mean about this horrible incident...they talk about in on the radio here, and my facebook friends keep posting memorial posts about what happened in Newtown...so tha'ts why I well up so many times a day, during the workday so I can't really let go, but when I'm alone.....ugh....can't stop the crying.

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