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Ways To Assist The People Of Newtown, Conn. After School Massacre

December 17, 2012 9:22 PM

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Teddy bears, flowers and candles in memory of those killed, are viewed at a memorial down the street from the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Teddy bears, flowers and candles in memory of those killed, are viewed at a memorial down the street from the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Here are some ways you can help the families of those who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre last week in Newtown, Conn. Follow the links below to learn more:

211 Infoline:
Connecticut State Police are asking anyone who wishes to assist the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre and their families to contact the state’s 211 Infoline. Any victims or residents in need of assistance should also call.

PO Box For Condolences:
The U.S. Postal Service has established a unique Post Office Box to allow the public to send condolences to those affected by the massacre.

Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Memorial Fund:
Dawn Hochsprung, Principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School, died tragically on December 14, 2012 while trying to protect her students from harm. Dawn’s family has established the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Memorial Fund in her memory.  To contribute to the fund, click on the link above or mail your donation to WCTFCU, 772 Straits Turnpike, Middlebury, CT 06762. For additional information, call 800-992-2226.

United Way Sandy Hook School Support Fund:
United Way of Western Connecticut in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank has created the ‘Sandy Hook School Support Fund’ that will be able to provide support services to the families and community that has been affected.

Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims Relief Fund:
A Sandy Hook Elementary School student has started the fund to gather support for victims and families in conjunction with Crowdrise, using funds that will be directed to the school’s PTSA organization.

Sandy Hook School Support Fund:
United Way and Newtown Savings Bank have established this fund to aid residents of Newtown.

Newtown Memorial Fund:
This fund accepts donations for families affected by the shooting and other Newtown residents.

Newtown Youth and Family Services:
A non-profit mental health clinic offering emergency emotional and therapeutic support throughout the week. No appointments are necessary.

Newtown Parent Connection:
A support group dedicated to fighting substance abuse and drug use, which is accepting donations for families affected by the massacre.

Daniel Barden Memorial Fund:
A fund set up by the family of Daniel Barden, 6, a victim of the massacre, to assist his family.

Friends of Engel Family Fund:
A fund set up on behalf of the family of Olivia Engel, 6, one of the victims of the massacre.

Emilie Parker Memorial Fund:
A fund set up by the family and friends of Emilie Parker, 6, one of the victims of the massacre. The fund will pay for funeral arrangements, time off and other expenses for Emilie’s parents.

Support for the Family of Noah Pozner: A Facebook page to write letters of condolence to the family of Noah Pozner, 6, one of the children killed in the massacre.

United Way Of Western Connecticut:Donations can be mailed to:
Sandy Hook School Support Fund, c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown CT, 06470.

My Sandy Hook Family Fund: Established by local Sandy Hook, Conn., parents and friends, dedicated to providing immediate and continuing support for the 26 families of those who lost children and loved ones in the shooting.

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