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Sandy Hook's Aftermath: Offering Support, Finding Help

IF YOU WANT TO HELP: The Newtown Bee reports that Newtown town officials and community leaders asked Wednesday that people "temporarily halt any further dispatching of goods to the community, its schools, churches and nonprofit organizations." They said the deluge of donated goods already received — including toys, teddy bears, food, school supplies, blankets, candles and clothes — has overwhelmed the community's ability to receive, process, store and distribute. "They ask that any items already collected be distributed within the areas or communities of origin with Newtown's deepest gratitude, and in memory of those we lost on Dec. 14." ...