Popcorn Johnny: I don't understand the point of sending donations to begin with.
StoPPeRmobile: Popcorn Johnny: I don't understand the point of sending donations to begin with.Have you not been paying attention?God needs money.
BSABSVR: I have been sending them vials of my semen so that they can make replacement children. That's still OK, right?
MeanJean: Hlehmann Can't everyone just pray for Newton/Newtown?Its NewTOWN, just for clarification.Anyway, being from CT, I happen to know quite a few people personally affected by the massacre, though I myself did not lose a loved one. One of my friends is an EMT and he was one of the first responders on the scene. He was working with the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, which is a non-profit. If you want to send donations, their website is: http://newtown-ambulance.org/UCONN is also raising money to provide scholarships to support college costs for siblings of those killed in the assault, the dependents of the adults who also lost their lives, and students currently enrolled at the elementary school, who are accepted to attend the University. If you want to give money, follow the links on the bottom of the page: http://today.uconn.edu/blog/2012/12/uconn-memorial-scholarship-to-hon o r-victims-of-the-newtown-school-shootings-over-475000-in-pledges-to-da te//much gratitude from CT
What_Would_Jimi_Do: it was tragic but why are people asking for donations to fund 1st graders college education? there has got to be a better way to use donations today.
bikerific: The only things they are missing cannot be replaced.
wambu: I'm sure all they really want are those bulletproof backpacks.[i.imgur.com image 635x423]
The Asshole Guy: wambu: I'm sure all they really want are those bulletproof backpacks.[i.imgur.com image 635x423]You mean bullet resistant. No such thing as bullet proof.
CthulhuCalling: StoPPeRmobile: Popcorn Johnny: I don't understand the point of sending donations to begin with.Have you not been paying attention?God needs money.Money I can understand, but what does he need with a starship?
Atomic Spunk: fusillade762: OtherLittleGuy: So much this. The money on teddy bears alone could probably finance new books and related supplies for Sandy Hook Elementary for the next year.The median income in Newtown is over $100,000 per year. I'm sure they can afford their own textbooks.Where did OtherLittleGuy's original message go?
EngineerAU: This happens after every tragedy. We send a bunch of stuff because he don't know how else to help. These incidents tend to happen for a reason but it's usually a reason that is difficult to deal with so it's much easier to throw some money or a bunch of flowers and feel good having "done something" instead of actually doing the hard work of determining the factors that lead to the tragedy and making them less likely to cause trouble in the future.Even in natural disasters, which for the most part can't be prevented, we have a hard time making changes that would reduce the impact in the future. It's easier to take some old pants that have been in the to-be-donated pile next to the door for a year, and drop them off at the local radio station's Crazy Joe and the Morning Mayhem Team "show them we care" donation drive than to ask why so many houses we built in a twenty year floodplain. Or in this case, deal with all the factors that cause this country to have mass shootings of the kind that are more common in Pakistan than in developed nations.
Tobin_Lam: FTFA: Adam Lanza, 20, took guns belonging to his mother, Nancy Lanza, and shot her as she slept in her bed. Then he went to Sandy Hook Elementary, where he gunned down 20 children and six staff members before killing himself.Just in case you didn't know why people are sending gifts.
fusillade762: OtherLittleGuy: So much this. The money on teddy bears alone could probably finance new books and related supplies for Sandy Hook Elementary for the next year.The median income in Newtown is over $100,000 per year. I'm sure they can afford their own textbooks.
BSABSVR: I have been sending them vials of my semen so that they can make replacement children. That's still OK, right? Otherwise I gotta start sending it to Brooklyn Decker again
OtherLittleGuy: Cluckity: Pretty sure there are still people displaced by Hurricane Sandy could use your money if you're feeling generous.Hell, there are people from Katrina still trying to get their damn lives together.And if none of them want it, Haiti is still a shiathole.How many cute kids are dead in Haiti?
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