The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, established by United Way and the Newtown Savings Bank after the shooting, has already paid $7.7 million out of its Sandy Hook School Support Fund to the 40 families most affected by the shooting.
"Distribution committee members must possess integrity, an ability to appreciate perspectives from a range of stakeholders, or affinity groups, while also displaying the ability to think broadly about others' needs," said spokesperson Patrick Kinney in a statement Tuesday. "Members must have ability and desire to address both short and long-term needs in the community that have and will continue to result from the tragedy of Dec. 14."
According to the foundation, the 8-12 members will either be Newtown residents or represent one of the following groups:
- Families who lost a loved one in the Sandy Hook School shooting
- Families whose children survived in the most directly affected classrooms
- Families who have children in Sandy Hook Elementary School
- Teachers or school staff
- First Responders
- Faith Community
- Business Community
- Mental health, finance, nonprofit, education or legal experience
- Name and contact information
- Community stakeholder group or expertise
- Brief statement on why you want to serve on the committee
- Brief bio or resume
- Three references