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 atSandy 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 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.


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: 


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

Helpful Links


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
ALAN FRANK December 15, 2012 at 12:40 PM
I want to help. afrank@curry.edu
Rebecca December 15, 2012 at 01:45 PM
I want to help
Noelle Limbaugh December 15, 2012 at 02:01 PM
I want to help? noelle1111@hotmail.com
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) December 15, 2012 at 04:13 PM
I want to help
Deborah Wilson December 15, 2012 at 05:26 PM
I want to help
Jeanne December 15, 2012 at 07:08 PM
I want to help
Mare December 15, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I want to help....
JS0418 December 15, 2012 at 08:20 PM
I want to help
William Demarest (Editor) December 15, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Members of the Red Cross in Westchester are on standby to assist in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy in Newtown, CT.
Andrea December 15, 2012 at 09:26 PM
I want to help
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Rabbi Paul Kurland December 16, 2012 at 12:34 AM
I want to help rabbi@nanuethc.org
Jess Fontanini December 16, 2012 at 12:56 AM
I want to help jessfontanini@gmail.com
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I want to help..lisaciciora@comcast.net
L Hess December 16, 2012 at 04:41 AM
I want to help
Rabbi Mark Sameth December 16, 2012 at 06:32 PM
I want to help... which is why I am supporting the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence. http://www.bradycampaign.org/ Rabbi Mark Sameth
Rabbi Mark Sameth December 16, 2012 at 06:38 PM
I want to help... which is why I signed the "Gun Control Now" petition at http://signon.org/sign/gun-control-now-1?source=homepage
Julie December 16, 2012 at 07:44 PM
I want to help. juliagustafson520@hotmail.com
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