Helping Keep Victims’ Memories Alive

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By Katie Walmsley

(CNN) — The Newtown community has begun to say goodbye to victims of the December 14 shooting with a series of funerals, memorial services and vigils.

As the entire community struggles to come to terms with what happened, and tries to understand the inexplicable, families have started the process of deciding how they’d prefer gifts in their relative’s name be directed.

Below is a list of ways to donate in victims’ names, and ways to send families messages of support and condolence, as detailed in their obituaries.

Charlotte Bacon – In lieu of flowers, contributions in Charlotte’s memory may be sent to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Newtown, CT 06470.

Daniel Barden – In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Daniel’s name to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund.

Dylan Christopher Hockley – Memorial contributions may be made to the Dylan Hockley Memorial Fund, 34 Charter Ridge Road, Sandy Hook, CT, 06482.

Dawn Hochsprung – To leave an online condolence message, please visit the Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home website.

Chase Kowalski – In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Chase Kowalksi Scholarship Fund, c/o Peoples Bank, 470 Monroe Tpke., Monroe, CT 06468. To leave an online condolence, click here.

James Mattioli – In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in James’ memory to the James R. Mattioli Memorial Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470. To leave an online condolence, click here.

Emilie Parker – You can send a message to Emilie’s family or donate to their fund via a Facebook page set up for Emilie.

Noah Pozner – You can send a message of support to Noah’s family via a Facebook page.

Caroline Previdi – Contributions in Caroline’s memory may be made to “The Toy Chest”, St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470

Jessica Rekos – Memorial contributions may be made to the Newtown Rotary Sandy Hook School Fund, PO Box 263, Newtown, CT 06482.

Victoria Soto – The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Victoria L. Soto Memorial Fund for Education, through the funeral home.

Benjamin Wheeler – To leave a message of condolence for Benjamin’s family, please click here.

If you’d like to send your condolences to all of the victims, the address is P.O. Box 3700, Newtown, Connecticut 06470.

The Newtown post office is expecting an enormous amount of mail.

For more on the victims of the Connecticut shooting tragedy, click here.

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