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United Way responds to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School

As people from around the country respond to the heartbreaking tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, they are turning to United Way looking for ways to help. In response, United Way of Western Connecticut in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank, has created the 'Sandy Hook School Support Fund' that will be able to provide support services to the Newtown/Sandy Hook community.

A local board of Newtown community leaders is being convened to determine how the fund is most needed and best utilized.

To donate online or for more information, please visit You can also support United Way’s ‘Sandy Hook School Support Fund’ with a $10 donation by texting NEWTOWN to 80888.

United Way of Western Connecticut is not applying any management fees to donations to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. The only fees being applied are the external processing fees charged to United Way (i.e. credit card fee, Text to Give fee) by the company processing the transaction.

United Way extends our most sincere condolences and prayers to all those families affected by the devastating events in Newtown/Sandy Hook, Connecticut.