Nearly $3M Raised for Sandy Hook School Fund After Shooting
Here's where you can donate
Nearly $3 million has been raised for the Sandy Hook School Support Fund since December 15, the day after Adam Lanza opened gunfire at the elementary school killing 20 kids, six adults and then himself. The team of Newtown Savings Bank and the United Way of Western Connecticut has collected $2.8 million, and one hundred percent of funds will go directly to the community. However, neither organization will have a say in where funds end up — instead, money will be distributed by an independent advisory board made up of Newtown residents, which could include school officials, parents and religious leaders. Though many opportunities for contributing have sprung up since the tragic shooting, the fund is the primary donation source listed on websites for Newtown Public Schools and the town of Newtown. To donate, click here.