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Sale of Sandy Hook Key Chains to Help Newtown Police Officers

Sandy Hook Remembrance Key Chains

THEY ARE FINALLY HERE!! Done and ready to go. This is the finished product and they look amazing! We made 200 of them to start off with. We were not anticipating the large attention that they have drawn but we can always make more! To purchase them is as follows:

1: Send money to (info@metricfats.com) through PayPal in $7 increments so we know how many key chains you would like. (they are $7 a piece)

2: You can give us your email address and the quantity you desire and we can send you an invoice through PayPal - (no account setup is necessary) email me at cortni@metricfats.com or justin@metricfats.com

3: You may call us with your credit card. (203) 425-3214 The company is called Raw Design

4: You may come by our shop in Bethel to pickup! 2 Turnage Lane Bethel, CT 06801 We are open Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm (Due to the holiday we will be closed this Monday and Tuesday)

5: I also work as a waitress at Greenwood's Grille and Ale House in Bethel i will be there tonight with about 50 pieces you can come down and see me there. I will be in at 6pm, as well as Monday - Friday from 5 till 11pm ish the following week.

Thank you all so much for your interest in purchasing these, they are going to a great cause. After further thought we have decided that our proceeds will go to helping the Newtown Police Officers who have been so traumatized by this tragic event that they can not work in these circumstances. They are literally using all of there sick days and any vacation days they have left to still get some form of income.The money will go to them to help in this time of need! ♥

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Dawne Kornhaas December 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM
Cortni, thank you for your thoughtfulness and kindness, the world needs more people like you. No one can judge who needs more than who especially in this case. I'll take 3 keychains please.
franklin m. friedman December 30, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Cortni Gasett:I am not a blogger just a director of a very large Facebook group of over 1000 children and adults. Some with cancer; others are professionals. I wrote about your tragedy briefly in my daily commentary. I welcome anyone who wants to join. I even sent my prayers several times and asked members of the group to do the same. Facebook "Kidney Cancer Support Group of Michigan." God Bless all our children. Prof. Frank Friedman,Flint,Mi.We all hope for a better year. I am a retired prof. who helps many.
rick kulmann December 30, 2012 at 03:44 PM
well said-
rick kulmann December 30, 2012 at 03:46 PM
i dont think anyone counted how many responded,just hearing it on the scanner they had state and local police coming from the entie state,it was very hectic the entire day of friday
Emily Blankschen December 30, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Cortni- you are following what your heart is telling you to do, and I think it's a wonderful thing! Hey, at least you are doing something... I've heard a lot of people say they feel helpless and don't quite know what to do for the families (and everybody else!) affected by this awful tragedy. You are doing your part, whatever part that may be- and I commend you for that!!! I've ordered two key chains thank you!!
rick kulmann December 30, 2012 at 03:52 PM
that was great cortni some people do not realize that cops are human too and they have families,they do see a lot of death in their career in car accidents and medical emergencies but this tragedy was anything but a normal day on the job.especially being mostly all children.any compassionate human would understand.
Lisa Wallace December 30, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Cortni, Please stop defending yourself to all of the usual nay-sayers on the Newtown Patch. It is unnecessary and will get you nowhere. Unfortunately, this Patch has become nothing more than a place for cowardly hate-mongers to spew ugly, insensitive opinions about every topic and every person. You're right, what our first responders saw and had to work through is beyond horrific, and any gesture of kindness going their way is more than appropriate.
Shaolin December 30, 2012 at 07:49 PM
I'm sure if you knew the real identity of the ugly little dried apple faced mimicking cop who posted the above sappy nonsense you would cringe.
Mike December 30, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Cortni - Thank you for doing this. I was hoping someone would come up with something to help these first responders. Please keep us updated as to how successful you are. I wouldn't worry too much about the troll that has no life other than leaving stupid moronic comments here. The guy is a coward. You can see he creates a new ID every time he posts, as all of the IDs are registered the same day of the postings. Anybody that spends all of their time making moronic heartless postings to draw a reaction from others, then cries about his freedom of speech rights being infringed when people reply about how worthless his words are (isn't that ironic??), isn't worth losing sleep over. The guy becomes a bigger loser with every word he types and clearly is just an angry soul looking to push his hate on everyone else. I feel sorry for him at this point. All you need to know is you, the first responders and the majority of people out there and on here are good kind hearted people who want to help others. God bless you for doing this.
Shaolin December 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Mike, clearly you are unable to appreciate or appropriately respond to posts that don't validate your agenda. I pity you.
yoda December 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM
To my 7, I will try to do all I can to help you get what you need!!! What a kind act from our community!!
Godblessyou December 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM
this is not a place to demonstrate nasty insensitive behavior please respect the deceased and the traumatized people left behind some of you need to grow up!
Russell Turner December 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM
I will call with my order on the 4th for 4 keychains. I think you are doing a kind thing for the 1st responders who saw something they were never prepaired for and that none of us could ever imagine. If someone doesn't like what you are doing they don't need to post or comment or even purchase but don't spew your hate or ill will we have enough of that in the world don't make this about something it is clearly not. It is a good deed a helping hand and should be respected and treated as such. God Bless.
Oldblooeyz December 30, 2012 at 11:51 PM
I'm going to buy a few
Sam Mihailoff December 31, 2012 at 12:17 AM
I am trying to raise funds for a vision also, but yes I will purchase some...YES I WILL! I think the cause is just, and those initiating this idea are genuine. This is why, amidst my continuing tears, I scream...WE ARE NEWTOWN
Liz Sortino December 31, 2012 at 01:58 AM
Cortni, you are doing a wonderful thing. I am from Sandy Hook, and I was speaking with a police officer from Westport today who told me how much his co workers are doing with our Police Department in Newtown. he told me that some of the officers from Westport are refusing to be paid for the work they are doing for our officers in Newtown. I almost started crying. it is too bad that our first responders have to wait for something like this to be recognized. What you are doing is a wonderful thing, ignore the naysayers, there will always be people who try to be trouble for whatever reason.
Sam Mihailoff December 31, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Here's a thought some others might consider... I plan to go to the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Department sometime this week to purchase a Christmas Tree...after they figure out my intent and that I really do not have three heads...their big fundraiser to sell Christmas Trees was a bust for obvious reasons I want a $26.00 tree and here's a $24.00 tip...fifty is all I can do right now...giving to each family PERSONALLY...also paid for my own bumper sticker (full boat)
AVL December 31, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Also, my comment was not meant to say that Newtown Police officers are/were complacent. Rather, those in our profession need to remember that this can happen anywhere at anytime. We all want to believe that it won't happen in our town. A determined killer will find a way, unfortunately. Much love to all you folks in Newtown.
AVL December 31, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Cortni, I live in Cleveland OH and was hoping to order a few for my shift (we are police officers), as a reminder for them never to become complacent. If I pay extra for shipping, would that be okay? Thank you for doing this, and disregard the morons who are being critical, we see how they are spending their time (trolling and trying to bring others down)
Sam Mihailoff December 31, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Hi Yoda, have not heard from you in quite a while, guy...I too think this supportive act of the police is sincere and marvelous...just another sign that yes, WE ARE NEWTOWN
Sam Mihailoff December 31, 2012 at 02:46 AM
I will pick up the tab for the Cleveland Police Department...it's a done deal...do not argue with an old man AVL...email me smshct@charter.net
Sharon Emerson December 31, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Dear Cortni: While I applaud your heart-felt gesture in trying to do something for the Newtown Police Officers, it is, ultimately, the job they signed up for. They are professionals. Just as professional as the officers who responded to the World Trade Center bombing in which a day care center was destroyed and of course the horrific course of events on 911. These brave men and women did their jobs as did the brave men and women of FDNY,many of whom lost their lives in the line of duty. Any officer or first responder suffering from PTSD can go on disability leave and will be compensated but I don't think you will find many opting to do that in Newtown. Yes, cops are human just like the rest of us but, are held to a higher standard that comes with the territory.. That said, the tragedy in Newtown/Sandy Hook is one of epic proportions and I think yours is a very generous and kind gesture to try to give something back. You gave of your time and your energy, something few people do especially working multiple jobs while trying to raise a family like you are doing. I will be calling to purchase several of those key chains because this effort came from your heart. It's like the Soldier or Marine coming back from war and getting a pat on the back or a hug. It's the little things that mean the most. Keep up the good work
Suzanne Davenport December 31, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Cortini - I am a long time Sandy Hook resident whose children went to SHES and I truly appreciate what you are doing. All of us are wondering how we can help in some way - and you have stepped up and done something from your heart while most people are still trying to figure things out. Thank you! Keeping you in my heart for what you are doing.
Larry M December 31, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Cortney, i am working with someone to set up a fundraiser for newtown PO's . We will be providing a comedy hypnosis show will ALL proceeds going to Newtown PO's that cannot work and may lose their pay... Please contact me to discuss specifics of setting up accepting payments etc... and how to get the donations to the Police Officers.... Larry (from Newtown) Lcmanzi@hotmail.com
Sam Mihailoff December 31, 2012 at 09:57 PM
"BRAVO"
CORTNI GASSETT January 02, 2013 at 04:17 PM
here is my email cortni@metricfats.com i have a gentleman who is willing to pay for the key chains to be sent to you. If you give me the information as to where to send these to and how many you would like i would be happy to send some your way! Let me know!! :)
Joe Tristine January 03, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Cortni, I don't usually post things but I'm amazed at the insensitivity and lack of understanding of those who could conceivably criticize this effort of yours and felt the need to say something to support you in your endeavor. No police officer signs up expecting to see what these officers saw. There is no training for it and nothing could prepare them for the horrific scene that awaited them on that awful day. I have been told several stories about how they responded with bravery, compassion and tears. They, along with the priests and other clergy, volunteers and first responders who rushed to the scene deserve our prayers and support in any way we can give. God bless Newtown. Joe (from Monroe)
jennifer hughes January 08, 2013 at 02:42 AM
To everyone that is criticizing this woman who is doing a good deed, you should be ashamed of yourselves! Yes when you sign up for a job such as a police officer, fire fighter, soldier etc. You know that the possibility of being deployed or sent to a call that could potentially be disgusting or could put you in a bad situation where you see death, no one signs up to see innocent children 20 for that matter killed. This is horrific and everyone should be supported. I applaud you for your generosity and kindness. WE need more people in the world like you!
jennifer hughes January 08, 2013 at 02:43 AM
AMEN!!!
Sam Mihailoff January 08, 2013 at 03:02 AM
AVL & Cleveland PD thank-you for your service happy to send some "Newtown Pride" your way! STAY SAFE

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