New­town of­fi­cials re­quest halt to gifts

Austin American-Statesman - - ADS - Com­piled from wire re­ports

Of­fi­cials in New­town, Conn., are ask­ing peo­ple to stop send­ing gifts to the grief-stricken com­mu­nity af­ter the deadly school shoot­ing, say­ing they’re grate­ful but can’t han­dle the do­na­tion del­uge. The town’s first se­lect­man, po­lice chief and schools su­per­in­ten­dent made the re­quest Wed­nes­day through an ed­i­tor at The New­town Bee news­pa­per. They say gifts from school sup­plies to art­work have ar­rived in such num­bers they’ve over­whelmed the small com­mu­nity’s abil­ity to process them. Of­fi­cials are ask­ing peo­ple to tem­po­rar­ily stop send­ing gifts. They say once they process the “ware­houses full of items,” they’ll de­tail the best ways to help.

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