How $7.7M in Newtown Shooting Donations May Be Distributed

by Christopher Freeburn | July 15, 2013 11:08 am

dollar bill washington money 630 300x200 How $7.7M in Newtown Shooting Donations May Be Distributed[1]A set of preliminary recommendations has been made for disbursing money collected to aid the families[2] of last year’s school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

After the tragedy, a community foundation raised $7.7 million for survivors of the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Under guidelines proposed by advisors, families of children killed in the shooting would receive $281,000. The families of children who witnessed the murders would receive $20,000 each, the Daily News notes.

Additionally, two teachers who were hurt during the incident would split $150,000. The donated funds are expected to be paid to recipients next month.

Responding to the proposals at a community meeting on Thursday, some questioned why donated funds were not being given directly to the victims themselves.

On December 14, a lone gunman killed 26 children and teachers at the suburban school[3] before killing himself as emergency responders closed in.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/dollar-bill-washington-money-630.jpg
  2. money collected to aid the families: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/newtown-families-281k-7-7-million-donations-article-1.1397274
  3. killed 26 children and teachers at the suburban school: http://investorplace.com/2012/12/big-movie-premieres-cancelled-in-light-of-school-shooting/

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