Newtown Alumni Announce Formation of Relief Fund
NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Residents and former residents of Newtown, CT have formed the Newtown Alumni Fund to provide relief for the families and others affected by the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Donations will be administered and distributed through the Newtown Rotary Club, working in concert with the Newtown Savings Bank, with no administrative costs or fees. 100% of donations will go directly to the community affected by this incident.
Checks should be payable to Newtown Rotary Club, Sandy Hook School Fund, with “Newtown Alumni Fund” marked in the memo section. Mail checks to: Newtown Alumni Fund PO Box 3217 Newtown, CT, 06470. The Newtown Rotary Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. More information and additional payment options are available at www.newtownalumnifund.org.
To keep informed all those interested in participating in this relief effort and/or following its progress, a preliminary website has been created (newtownalumnifund.org) and Facebook and Twitter pages are being created.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION The Newtown Alumni Fund (NAF) is a volunteer organization comprised of alumni of the Newtown public school system. Its mission is to serve those affected by the tragedy of December 14th through collaboration with local organizations and community leaders. Distribution of funds will be determined by the Newtown Rotary Club in partnership with the members of the NAF Group and community leaders, based on community needs.
The NAF Group recognizes that this tragedy will impact Newtown long after the media has left and the nation’s focus has moved on. The NAF Group is committed to helping the community for the long haul, to lessen the suffering, promote healing, and return Newtown to a bucolic, family-oriented, quintessential New England town.
CONTACT To learn more about the Newtown Alumni Fund, please contact: Stephen Ross, Ross Public Affairs Group, at 908-507-7335 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Contact: Stephen Ross Newtown Alumni Fund, 9085077335, email@example.com
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SOURCE Newtown Alumni Fund