Newtown Asks Gift Givers To Stop Sending Packages
America is still heartbroken over the horrible tragedy in Newtown, Conn, and have been overwhelmingly generous to family and friends of the slain children and teachers. But, officials are saying they're deeply grateful but can't handle the donation deluge. The town's first selectman, police chief and schools superintendent made the request Wednesday through an editor at The Newtown Bee newspaper.
The officials are asking people to temporarily stop sending gifts. They say once they process the "warehouses full of items," they'll detail the best ways to help.
Meanwhile, the United Way of Western Connecticut announced Wednesday that a fund established after the shooting to support Newtown has grown to $3.5 million.