United Way of El Paso County grieves with the nation following the horrific events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In the wake of this tragedy, those who wish to help, can do so by contributing to the fund established by United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC). Below is the UWWC announcement.
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, Newton 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 Moran. “I have been in touch 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 Fund, you can send a check to:
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtwon Savings Bank
39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470
Or, checks may be dropped off at any Newtown Savings Bank branch location. For questions please call 800-461-0672.
For immediate support, Connecticut families can call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org.