Sandy Hook Shooting Survivors Record Song For Charity
The song is available on iTunes and Amazon to benefit two organizations.
Twenty-one children who survived last months shooting massacre at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School recorded a version of “Over the Rainbow” to raise money for charity. The children performed the song Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America, alongside singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson. Copies of the music is available on iTunes and Amazon and will benefit the United Way of Western Connecticut and the Newtown Youth Academy.
The students recorded the song on Monday at the home of Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, two former members of the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club rock bands. “Singing the song makes me feel like she’s with me and she’s beside me, singing along with me,” said Kayla Verga, 10, of one of her friends who died in the attack. Gunman Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 first-graders and six staff members of the school on Dec. 14. Some parents of the children killed spoke out on Monday, urging a national conservation to prevent similar tragedies. (New York Post)