In light of yesterday's tragedy, the United Way of Western Connecticut has launched a fundraiser to benefit families of the Sandy Hook school shooting.

United Way of Western Connecticut is committed to providing support and resources where and when they become identified and needed. 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, 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 families and community that has been affected.

For more information about the fundraiser and to donate by credit card, please visit https://newtown.uwwesternct.org/.

Check donations may be mailed to:

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

Or may be dropped off at any Newtown Savings Bank branch location.

For questions about your check donation or donations within local Newtown Savings Bank branches, please call 800-461-0672.

To speak to someone at United Way, please call:

David Deschenes
Director of Brand Management
United Way of Western Connecticut
Office: (203) 792-5330 x239
Cell: (203) 858-8404
Isabel Almeida
Executive Vice President of Marketing
United Way of Western Connecticut
Office: (203) 792-5330 x106
Cell: (203) 770-9292