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We will be setting something up to donate the school and families in Connecticut after this HEINOUS act. We are setting up a Donation Fund with the Elementary School and/or with the Families of the victims.
We know and fully understand that money, or pretty much anything won't cure things but I believe any little thing we can do to help can help these families not have to worry about other things. They will need Therapy (Especially the Children that survived and witnessed everything), Funeral Fee's and all kinds of things that aren't cheap. At least it's SOMETHING because I refuse to sit here and do nothing when I can help these people out somehow, even if it's a little, it's a whole lot better than nothing.
We are taking our time on this to do it right. We will be calling the school, setting up a Paypal fund, get the Families name and setup a Donation Fund for those affected most.
Thank you guys.. These are 5 year old kids, I don't think i've seen something this bad in my life. These kids don't deserve that. I'm beyond mad at this point.
Details will be updated daily and I'll change the thread title when the links are up.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Lesticals 16 months ago
Danielle Hunter, Jamario Rasco, Anthony FREAK Johnson.. DL wrecking crew of 2013.
It pains me to say this because I'm with you in spirit, but I can't honestly imagine that there's anything of this world that can help these people
Yeah I hear you.. I'm just beyond pissed and was grasping for SOMETHING. Oh well, I tried.
Appreciate your feelings Les.
I have several kids and I broke down an cried when I read about this.
Heartfelt prayers are all I can do for these folks.
If you want to start a BB fund or something to help the families Les, I'm in. I'm still trying to come to terms with this whole situation.
Like ftlaudcock said though, I'm not sure there is anything that anyone can do to help those families. It's crazy enough to be a coward and kill your mother and the rest of the adults that he did, BUT to kill innocent children under the age of 10? I mean I don't even know how to comprehend it. This is the worst thing I have ever seen on the news in my life, and that includes 9-11. I know that the deaths were far more as far as numbers are involved with 9-11 but this is just on a completely different level to me.
I'm sorry if I'm not making sense but I'm shellshocked.
I'd be in for whatever. I still cannot come up with words for this.
Feed me to the wolves, and I will return leader of the pack. #FreeDA
Maybe we could find a charity that supports kids that are affected with serious violence in some capacity, that would be a way to do it. Not sure how it helps the families or prevents nutjobs from doing this again, but at least we could help innocent children from violence in some capacity. I would be down for a couple hundred if it sounds like a good idea to the rest of the board.
I'm all for it if the rest of the board gets on board. There has to be a good charity out there that supports against violence to young children.
Here is the first one that popped up when I searched. Just let me know if anyone else is up for this and be vocal if you know of other charities. This is only one. I think we should at least settle on a single charity though.
401-KIDS is a foundation fighting child abuse through education and prevention. 401-KIDS foundation provides support to abused children at local hospitals.
I would support it. I can't even imagine the pain these families are going through.
"Isn't it amazing what somebody will do when he can't bunt." - Vin Scully
Is there any way that one of the staff can pin this thread? I think at this point, it's about the most worthwhile thread that we could have and I'm sure that a bunch of posters would at least pitch in something. Couldn't make the board look bad either.
I think the one that I posted earlier was national. I just typed in charities against violence against young children and that popped up.
It would be a lot better if you could find something local to the Connecticut area though.
Just throwing something out there, but could we do something for the school?
Make a donation in the name of the victims and family to whatever charity we decide upon.
This is just me, but I would say we should hold off until a verified fund for the victims' families is established. Just like every major tragedy, there will be some scumbag trying to profit by setting up fake charities in the victims' names and stealing all the donations. The sentiment will still be there if we wait for a verified charity to be set up.
I don't care what charity it goes to as long as it helps in violence against children. I agree with USMCAG that it should go to a local charity in the Connecticut area though. I've got $300 ready to go once we decide what charity to give it to and get all the details hammered out.
Still wish the staff would at least pin this thread.
Edit: Thanks Staff
Now let's figure out what charity we want to give our donations to and when we should do it. I agree with Stoobie that we put the donation in the names of the victims families. I also think that we should find a local Connecticut charity against violence against children to make it to.
This post was edited by RATT 16 months ago
Thank you guys so much for wanting to help like I do. I love the ideas but that's a child abuse charity.. This is something totally different. I would like to do something to help the families.. That's just me.. Or a charity in the families name once the dust settles. I'll throw down $1,000
I'm willing to do whatever it takes. I'm open for all suggestions at this point. I would certainly like to help the families first and foremost, but I'm not sure that our money helps the overall picture. I'm still shellshocked by this whole thing. I just want to help however I can. As long as the board figures out a charity or a family fund that they want to agree on, I'm fine with it.
I hear you man. There's absolutely no doubt that I am going to do everything I can to help. I know money won't help but at least it's something. This is one of the worst things I've ever seen in my life and I can't fathom what these parents are going through. I'm glad you guys are willing to help also, there's no way I'm going to sit back and watch these people suffer without trying to help in some way. It really hurts man and I'm surely dedicated to help these people to the best of my ability.. No fvcking 5 year old deserves this
Actually that makes a lot of sense. Lord knows that they need it.
I'm actually 100% on board with this.
This is what I was thinking earlier. I don't know if they have a program for something like this, or if they would be willing to set one up. But I think it would be good to see going to the school.
I put the link to this thread on my homesite.. We need to get all the homesites involved and once we figure out the direction we are going with this, the more people, the better... So lets put word out and REALLY do something for these families to the best of our abilities.
Don't post much or have a lot of money, but would love to help in any way. When y'all figure what it is y'all are wanting to do I will donate.
I will post it on the Nebraska board. I know we would have some guys that would be in on this.
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