Today is Valentine’s Day, a day to celebrate your love with cards, candy, flowers and affection. In Newtown, CT it also marks the two month anniversary of the tragedy that killed, 20 children, four teachers, and two administrators. As you hug your children, friends and loved ones today remember those that aren’t able to hug theirs. Sandy Hook Promise, had made virtual Valentine’s Day cards that you can share on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Pinterest to show your support for the victims and first responders.
Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), has made it their mission for Newtown to be remembered as the place where people came together, and united as a community and as a nation, to do everything possible to prevent tragedies like Sandy Hook from happening again. With your support and promise, you can help make positive change come from this tragedy.
David and Francine Wheeler, the parents of Benjamin, 6, who was killed, explained why they joined the campaign to the NY Times.
“I am not done being the best parent I can be for Ben,” Mr. Wheeler said. “Not by a very long measure. If there is something in our society that clearly needs to be fixed or healed or resolved, that resolution needs a point of origin. It needs parents.”
SHP is a non-profit organization founded by the community of Newtown in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, 2012. Currently, they’re focusing on providing support for the families of the victims, survivors, first responders and teachers and staff of the school, and the community of Newtown, with financial and service support whenever possible until each person has healed.
Watch this video made with students from the Sandy Hook community as they make the promise to ”Choose love, belief, and hope, not anger.”
I promise this time there’ll be change! Will you?