State releases report on charitable responses to Sandy Hook

Angel markers were placed on Newtown streets as Sandy Hook Elementary School students resume classes at a different location. (WTNH)

NEWTOWN, Conn. (WTNH)–The state of Connecticut on Tuesday released a report on the charitable responses to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.

The state said that there was an overwhelming charitable response worldwide, and that both established and existing organizations struggled to manage the volume of donations, to identify the needs of the community, and to organize with other organizations.

You can read the entire report here.

The report evaluates information provided by fundraising organizations and identifies ways regulators can bolster donor confidence and increase coordination between charities.

“Each time our state is hit hard by a large-scale emergency or extreme weather related events, we see the best in human nature – that innate impulse and need to help and give during another person’s darkest hour,” Gov. Dan Malloy said.

“The generosity of people from all corners of our country was on display in the days and weeks following that horrible day in Sandy Hook,” said Attorney General George Jepsen.

In total, 77 organizations provided information to the report. The respondents raised over $28 million.

For a full list of participating charities, click here.


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