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How to help families of Newtown victims

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In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., people from all over the tristate and even the country are asking how they can help.

Several funds as well as other resources to help the families of the 20 children and six adults who died in Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School have been established.

The My Sandy Hook Family Fund plans to distribute contributions it raises equally among the victim families.  It is dedicated to providing immediate and continuing support for the 26 families.  The fund has already started distributing money and hopes to raise $2.6 million in total.

Eastern Connecticut State University has established a scholarship in the name of alumna Victoria Leigh Soto, a first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook who died protecting her students. To donate to the memorial scholarship fund, click here.

SUPPORT RESOURCES

MORE CHARITIES DESIGNATED BY FAMILES AND COMMUNITY

  • Charlotte Bacon: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Newtown, CT 06470
  • Daniel Barden: Sandy Hook School Support Fund, c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470 https://newtown.uwwesternct.org
  • Dylan Hockley: Dylan Hockley Memorial Fund, 34 Charter Ridge Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482
  • Catherine Hubbard: Newtown Animal Center, PO Box 475, Newtown, CT 06470
  • Chase Kowalski: Chase Kowalksi Scholarship Fund, c/o Peoples Bank, 470 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468
  • James Mattioli: James R. Mattioli Memorial Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470
  • Caroline Previdi: The Toy Chest, St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 
  • Jessica Rekos: Memorial contributions may be made to the Newtown Rotary Sandy Hook School Fund, PO Box 263, Newtown, CT 06482
  • Olivia Engel: Friends of the Engel Family Fund  have set up a Facebook page where donations can be made to the family of Olivia Engel.
  • Victoria Soto: Victoria L. Soto Memorial Fund for Education, via Adzima Funeral Home www.adzimafuneralhome.com
  • My Sandy Hook Family Fund: Formed by parents of students who survived the shooting. The goal is to raise $2.6M to provide immediate and continuing support and service to the 26 families who lost children.
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