Following the Sandy Hook tragedy, sympathy has poured into the Newtown area. So too, it seems, has money.
Around $28 million has been raised in connection to the shooting since December 2012, according to a report published Tuesday by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein.
“The charitable response from the public to this senseless and horrendous tragedy was immediate, worldwide, and exceptionally generous. Within hours, donations poured in by the thousands as people gave to both national organizations and local charities, some newly created in response to the shootings,” the report reads.
“In total, 77 organizations provided information in response to the surveys, which serve as the basis of today’s report. The respondents reported raising over $28 million in connection with the Sandy Hook tragedy. Of that, over $15 million had been distributed at the time of the survey responses,” the report continues.
We would like to hear from you: have you donated to the relief efforts? Where did you send your money?