Friday, April 12, 2013

Sandy Hook Parents Say: "Start Spending The Donated Funds!"

by Gary Snyder

 An overwhelming majority of the relatives of those slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown say an independent, single administrator should be brought in to oversee the distribution of more than $11 million donated to the United Way after the

 The revelation comes on the heels of an announcement this week that the
Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation established to distribute the money will
immediately begin, under pressure from the governor's office, allocating $4 million to
families and others affected by the shooting.

 A letter from the CT. Governor suggested an administrator, "like Ken Feinberg, to ensure
 that the process would be swift and fair." Feinberg states in the letter that while the United
Way "has great credibility and a track record of success in assisting citizens of
local communities," it may not be the best vehicle to distribute the money because of
possible conflicts with the nonprofit's "ongoing charter and mission." (Westport News)

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