Local Residents Can Help Families Affected by Newtown School Shooting

Here's how Brandon can help Sandy Hook Elementary School families in the wake of the Dec. 14 massacre. Post "I want to help" in the comment thread to get updates on what you can do.


In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, Dec. 14, people worldwide have shown an outpouring of support for the families in grief over the deaths of their loved ones.

If you want to be notified via email of ways to provide comfort and support during this difficult time, please post in the comment section below: "I want to help."

Brandon Patch will continue to update this article with ways to help — posting updates to the story as well as in the comments thread — which will trigger an email notification to commenters. If you know of an organization or fundraiser providing assistance, let us know that as well.


The United Way of Western Connecticut, in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank, created the Sandy Hook School Support Fund to help provide support services to the affected. For information, call: 1-800-461-0672.

Mail donations by check to: 

  • Sandy Hook School Support Fund
    c/o Newtown Savings Bank
    39 Main Street, Newtown CT  06470


Ryan Kraft, a former Sandy Hook Elementary School student and also a longtime neighbor of the Lanza family, posted a Local Voices blog on Newton Patch. In it he notes a fund he set up to help his community heal. According to Kraft, all money will be donated to the school's PTSA organization.



  • Victims Relief Fund Set Up by Former SHS Student and Lanza Family Neighbor
  • United Way's Sandy Hook Support Fund Announcement




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