United Way of Western Connecticut Responds to the Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School

SUPPORT FUND ESTABLISHED FOR COMMUNITY AND FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS

United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) extends our most sincere condolences and prayers to all those families affected by the devastating events in Newtown/Sandy Hook, Connecticut. While the eyes of the world may be on Newtown/Sandy Hook, to our staff, volunteers and contributors, Newtown is home. We will stand with the community and everyone affected directly and indirectly by this senseless event as we face the days and weeks ahead.

“We are committed to providing support and resources where and when they become identified and needed,” said United Way of Western Connecticut CEO Kim Morgan. “I have been in touch with United Ways across the country who have responded to similar tragedies within their communities in an effort to identify best practices in dealing with the short term and long term needs that our community will face. We will work directly with the community to determine the best ways to support the families of the victims.”

As people from our area and beyond respond to this heartbreaking tragedy, they are turning to United Way looking for ways to help. In response, UWWC, in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank, has created the Sandy Hook School Support Fund that will provide support services to the families and community affected by this senseless tragedy.

To donate to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, you can send a check to:

Sandy Hook School Support Fund

c/o Newtown Savings Bank

39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470

Or, checks may be dropped off at any Newtown Savings Bank branch location - http://www.nsbonline.com/about-us/locations.aspx. For questions please call 800-461-0672.

Additionally, you can support United Way's 'Sandy Hook School Support Fund' with a $10 donation by texting NEWTOWN to 80888.

A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message & data rates may apply. Available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Must be 18 or older or have authorization of account holder. Donations benefit the United Way, collected by Innogive Foundation. Terms: igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/pText STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.
 

For immediate support, Connecticut families can call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org.
 

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December 22 and 26 - Updates on United Way Sandy Hook School Fund
 

ABOUT UNITED WAY OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT

United Way of Western Connecticut advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. United Way creates long lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of problems that prevent progress in these areas. LIVE UNITED is a call to action for everyone to become part of the change. For more information about United Way of Western Connecticut, please visit: www.uwwesternct.org

 

 

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