I was on a cruise ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean when I heard of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut last week. My husband and I stared at the television in disbelief, much like we did on September 11, 2001. It took some time to register the magnitude of what had happened but once it hit, the tears flowed freely and continue today.
I am a mother of two precious little girls. I am a daughter / sister / friend of educators. I am an American. And I am in shock. I want to help, but I am not sure how. No words, no donations, no anythings could possibly ease the pain that community is feeling right now, that all of us are feeling right now. But we, this crafting / quilting / online community of bloggers is so strong and so generous and so caring that I know we can find a way, even through our tears.
If you know of anyone in our online community who is already working on a way to help, could you please leave a comment with a link? I'm not sure what is already underway but I'm sure there's something. If not, I have a few ideas on things we could do.
In the meantime... I know this is small... but I think it is a great way to show Sandy Hook that every parent, grandparent, American or fellow human is standing behind them during this unthinkably tragic time.
Here is a link to the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) membership form for the Sandy Hook School District. Print out page 2 of this form, write a check for $7.00 (the cost of a PTA membership) or any amount you are able to give.... perhaps include a hand written note of support....
Checks can be made payable to SHS PTA
Mailing address is:
Sandy Hook Elementary School
Attn: PTA Membership
12 Dickenson Drive
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Let's join together to show Sandy Hook Elementary and Newton, CT how much love and support and prayer is behind them right now and in the weeks / months ahead as they try to come to grips with this unthinkable loss.
~*~ May your day be full of Love and Ladybug Hugs ~*~ \
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kat ~