Support Floods Into Newtown

    NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 17: Candles are lit among mementos at a memorial for victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, on December 17, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. The first two funerals for victims of the shooting were held today.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    Sometimes, sadly, it takes a tragedy to unite a nation. In the days following the heart-wrenching Newtown shootings, support has poured into the small Connecticut village from all across the country. One anonymous donor from North Carolina donated 26 Christmas trees—one for each victim—to line the streets around the local firehouse. Shipments of toys and food have been steadily flowing into the town, while donors from away as California and even Pakistan have sent money to the community. One fund has already generated $45,000, while another has grossed $75,000 for the Sandy Hook Elementary PTA. Meanwhile, a local church has been hosting 10 golden retrievers to comfort the community’s grieving children.

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