- FUN FEATURES
The Newtown Bee, that community's hometown newspaper since 1877, has been covering what has become a national tragedy. The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which took the lives of 26 people, including 20 children between the ages of 6 and 7, has gripped the state and the nation.
As such, many people are looking for ways to help the grieving community and, specifically, the families of the victims. To that end, the Associate Editor of the Newtown Bee sent along the following message as to where those interested could contribute donations:
The outpouring of support has been, and continues to be overwhelming. But it has created opportunities for scams and legitimate organizations that are taking pass-through and/or processing expenses before delivering donations being made.
Newtown Savings Bank has assured me through its president and CEO that its survivors fund will be distributing 100 percent of every donation to assure the immediate victims are being cared for - including any expenses related to specialized counselors and responders who need to be brought in and put up in close proximity to Newtown. I will be discussing with them in the near future ideas about how any future surplus from donations can continue to serve victims and especially children affected by this and other similar tragedies.
If readers are inclined, they can go to http://www.nsbonline.com for information on donating to this fund.