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


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


Leslie Digby Rizza December 15, 2012 at 05:32 PM
I want to help.
Kerry Quinlan-Potter December 15, 2012 at 08:42 PM
I want to help.
Ashley Gilbert December 15, 2012 at 11:41 PM
I want to help, and posted a message on Newtown's patch.
Alyson Tesler Anderson December 16, 2012 at 02:32 AM
I want to hep
Janette Harrington December 16, 2012 at 12:31 PM
I want to help
annie casey December 16, 2012 at 01:00 PM
i want to help.
siobhan hearn December 16, 2012 at 02:02 PM
On their page they have posted Walk 27 on december 21st from 930am to 957am think if Braintre could organize something would be nice to show our support.
siobhan hearn December 16, 2012 at 02:02 PM
I read on their page they are asking all on December 21st from 930 to 957am for people to walk or hold a vigil in memory think if Braintree could organize something would be nice way of showing our support
Laura Burton December 16, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I want to help
margie carle December 16, 2012 at 03:06 PM
I want to help
Brian December 16, 2012 at 04:23 PM
I want to help[
Cheryl Cowan December 16, 2012 at 05:34 PM
I want to help
lulu December 16, 2012 at 07:03 PM
i want to help
Chris Bartley December 16, 2012 at 08:28 PM
i want to help i am willing to go to connecticut
Denise December 17, 2012 at 12:43 AM
I want to help.
Kathleen DeWitt December 17, 2012 at 01:45 AM
I want to help. Nanakate
K December 17, 2012 at 03:49 AM
I want to help
siobhan hearn December 17, 2012 at 12:43 PM
I want to help!
Chris Bartley February 01, 2013 at 12:48 AM
we got nothing this was pathetic i still wanna help sara thank you anyways
Margaret Carroll-Bergman (Editor) February 01, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Hi Chris, Let me look into this. Thank you for letting us know. Margaret


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