National moment of silence

21 Dec

425489_129504550542112_1437038017_nThis morning at 9:30am there will be a national moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.

In light of the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday, here are some ways to help those families in need.

Ann Curry, of NBC News, used Twitter to ask her followers to commit to 20 acts of kindness as a way to pay tribute to the 20 children that were lost in this horrific event. Her fans were so tenderhearted to change it to #26ActsofKindness, including the teachers and school officials that risked their lives to protect the students of Sandy Hook Elementary.

Submit an Evergram post and send your own words of support to help families in their healing process. All posts will be delivered on December 31st to those trying to come to terms with what happened.

Donate to the Newtown Memorial Fund, a long-term foundation that will provide funds to the victims as well as establish academic scholarships in the victims’ names for generations of Newtown students to come.

The United Way has created the Sandy Hook School Support Fund to provide assistance with funeral expenses, counseling, and other services.

Photo courtesy of: nbcnews.com/26acts

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