EDMOND, Okla. – As the families in Newtown, Connecticut, bury their loved ones, help is on the way from the efforts of one Oklahoma man.
“First we started off with a goal of $10,000 and then we raised $10,000 in one day,” fundraiser Cory Boatright said. “Then we raised it to $15,000 and we’re past that.”
He partnered with his friend in Phoenix and the two set up a fundraiser on the website “Go Fund Me.”
The fundraiser ended Wednesday and raised more than $20,000 to help victims’ families.
Cory said he is working with the funeral homes and all the money raised will go directly to help pay for the funerals of the innocent.
He even made an impassioned video about the cause and the money rolled in.
“Anything that we can do to help, you know, is what we want to do and it’s just so great to see people, we have over 300 people that donated,”Boatright said. “I expected that we would get to $10,000 in three of four days but now we have doubled that and it’s just amazing how many people have really reached out.”
He said it’s a testament to the power of a few and the caring of many.
Here are a few ways to donate if you would like to help the victims and families of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.
United Way of Western Connecticut
Check donations may be mailed to:
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main St., Newtown CT 06470
Questions? Call United Way of Western Connecticut: (203) 792-5330
Donate to the Sandy Hook Relief Fund online, CLICK HERE.
The US Postal Service has set up a P.O. box for other items and cards:
P.O. Box 3700
Newtown, CT 06470