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Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation Looks for VolunteersPosted by Davis Dunavin (Editor) , September 24, 2013 at 11:03 PM
The foundation in charge of distributing the lion's share of post-Dec. 14 donations announced Tuesday it would seek volunteers from the Newtown community to help properly distribute its remaining $4 million in donations.
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: