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Organizations Raise $28 Million For Sandy Hook Relief

Report from the Governor’s office says $15 million has already been distributed.

Governor Malloy, Patch file photo
Governor Malloy, Patch file photo

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.

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“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.

The full report can be read here. The Attorney General’s office has also released a Charities Disaster Relief Guide, with guidance for donations to the relief efforts.

We would like to hear from you: have you donated to the relief efforts? Where did you send your money?


Diane July 02, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Sounds great but there needs to be an investigation into exactly where these funds have been distributed and why some victim's families are being stonewalled regarding access to funds for mental health needs.

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