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By mail.. We'll probably pick out just 5 families bc we obviously can't help them all.. The single parents and ones that need the money.. Either that or donate to some sort of charity.. Anyways, we want to do SOMETHING, it's better than doing nothing to a lot of us. We'll figure something out in the next few days.. Still to early, we're going to let them grieve for a week or 2 before we take action.
Danielle Hunter, Jamario Rasco, Anthony FREAK Johnson.. DL wrecking crew of 2013.
So you have everyone's address? I'm not trying to be snarky, I'm just asking.
No one else thinks it would be sort of odd to send 1000 (or whatever) to a family who just had a child killed? Again, downvote villians, I'm just stating how I feel about this whole thing. I think donating money to a cause is a great idea. I just don't know if this is the right way to go about it.
We don't know what we're doing.. This thread is all brainstorming and thank you for the ideas. We might donate to the school.. Don't know yet..
The Families would not get upset if they got $1,000 in the mail and a letter or something.. Funeral and Therapy costs money, don't see anyone getting mad at that.
But, I mean. OK, so a family's house burns down, or there is a natural disaster, fine, money is a great idea. But what good is 1000 dollars going to do to someone who lost a child. Here is 1000 dollars, hope this assists in your life-changing grief. Oh well, I'm outnumbered here, I know.
Read the thread.. Quit being a contrarian on everything, too.
There's a charity called the National Alliance for Grieving Children. Money could be donated there to support those children who were witnesses to this crime, too.
This post was edited by GONIG BUCK 19 months ago
I initially said that it should go to a charity that was designated for violence against children from the get go. That would have been my first choice but also liked the idea of donating the money to the school itself. I think it would serve better going to a charity or school than the families themselves personally. I'm not going to care whatever the board decides though. As long as that is what the majority of the board decides, I will back it up. Like Les and AG said, at least we are trying to do something.
This is going to have the Blue Board 247's name behind it, so it should be what the majority of the board and those donating on this board feel is the best. I trust the boards opinion and feel better helping out whichever way I can that is decided. I'm not going to let personal feelings on how I personally feel would be the best way to donate get in the way of helping in general.
Like Les said, if you want to donate to a charity personally then you can do that. I personally choose to go with the rest of this board.
This post was edited by RATT 19 months ago
I wouldn't be opposed to donating to a mental health awareness program or organization in the name of the victims. Will it help this community personally? No. However, it could prevent another episode similar to this.
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Late to the discussion, but I'm in. To further the brainstorming, I don't know how you choose a handful of families that have all lost something so equally precious. The school, everyone at the school, will suffer the aftermath of this for years to come. I would rather the funds go to a pool that will be used for everyone at Sandy Hook. The United Way support fund referenced in the article above looks like a good option.
FSULaura, don't be such a witch.
? Have no idea what you are talking about.
Read this page, girl.
PS - hey! Been a while since I've seen you around here.
ahh, missed that. It was a long thread to skim. Well, great minds. I'm always around lurking, just don't post much.
If you have enough for every family, I think the gesture would be appreciated regardless of socio-economic status. But I don't know how you choose a handful of them.
Of course; I was just stating my opinion that if you can't do the same amount for everyone, my preference would be to contribute toward a fund that would benefit the entire group of victims.
I know you have a problem with me and don't like me as a poster (probably as a person as well), but why resort to name-calling when I was just stating my opinion in this thread (brainstorming, as some would call it)? I'm a witch because, in my opinion, I think donations would be better spent in some other outlet?
Among other reasons; one being that it's not like a natural disaster where money can be used to replace something, and another one being that perhaps grieving families might not want money donated to them to go toward funeral costs, etc., of the death of a child. Like I said, the intentions of tBB are there, and it's great that people want to help. IMO, there are other paths of how to help to consider.
I already stated all of those reasons on the previous page. What's better reasoning?
But I mean. Everything I said in the post ITT you agreed with, I said on the previous page. But you still called me a witch. I sort of feel like (and there is nothing wrong with this, everyone has people they don't like [which, you've stated I'm one of those for you]), you sort of glance by my posts and don't really read them, but decide you hate what I say.
I didn't think it was either - I certainly didn't want for it to seem that way. But you know what they say about opinions.
Bumpity bump bump. Lesticals, after watching a very informative show last night, and doing some online research last night, I would like to suggest victimsfirst.org. It was established by families of victims of the Aurora, CO shooting. They saw 1st hand how greedy people are during tragic times and money comes flying in and yet most gets "filtered" throughout the process. Other examples being 9/11, Katrina, and as recent as Sandy (1 of the governors publicly stated for people to stop donating cause nothing was reaching the victims). I will be making my donation in honor of the Newtown victims this Friday when I get paid. Just my opinion but would like to see it set up. Would be great to see tBB members rally together in support. If anything, ill start a new thread this evening with the link. Thanks for getting the ball rolling on this
Cuz GN was making solid points and you were being a dickhead prolly.
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I completely agree with GN though.... Even though the thought is there this isn't a situation you throw money at.:.. Even if the families are dirt poor money won't make it any easier
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