Agencies helping Connecticut Shooting Victims

It will be weeks before authorities can piece together a complete picture of Friday’s mass shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school, in which 20 children and 6 adults were murdered.  A constant stream of people continues to come and go from the makeshift memorial at the entrance to the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The traumatized children and staff will need some help in dealing with the tragedy, as will the families of victims and survivors, and even residents of the town of 27,000. Several agencies are already on the ground and offering assistance, and are accepting donations.  The United Way of Western Connecticut and Newtown Savings Bank have set up the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, which will provide support services to those affected. Newtown Youth and Family Services is a non-profit mental health clinic, which has been providing grief counseling. Log onto these sites to see how you can make a donation.