How You Can Help Newtown
Ways to donate, volunteer, or just show you care
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2012 8:42 AM CST
Visitors light candles at a memorial to shooting victims, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Newtown, Conn.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

(Newser) – If you're looking for ways to help after the tragedy in Newtown, here are some things you can do. (Reuters reminds us to donate through well-known and established organizations in order to avoid scams.)

  • You can also donate to individual relief funds for some of the affected families: Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Memorial Fund (CT Teachers Credit Union, PO Box 2121, Waterbury, CT 06722), Friends of the Engel Family Fund, Emilie Parker Fund, Noah's Ark of Hope Fund, Victoria L. Soto Memorial Fund for Education (via the Adzima Funeral Home), James R. Mattioli Memorial Fund (c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470), Dylan Hockley Memorial Fund (34 Charter Ridge Road, Sandy Hook, CT, 06482), Chase Kowalski Scholarship Fund (c/o People's Bank, 470 Monroe Tpke., Monroe, CT 06468).
  • Sign the national sympathy card on
For more, see USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the Newtown Bee, Reuters, and the Huffington Post.

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Dec 18, 2012 12:47 PM CST
And if there was mandatory liability insurance on each firearm that would help too.
Dec 18, 2012 10:23 AM CST
Vote out any politician who refuses to support gun control.
Dec 18, 2012 9:59 AM CST
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