Benefit helps Sandy Hook families and survivors - – Rockford’s News Leader

Benefit helps Sandy Hook families and survivors


 The Rockford community comes together to help those affected by the Sandy Hook shooting.

 District Bar and Grill, in downtown Rockford organized a fundraiser for victims' families and survivors.  The event includes live entertainment and a silent auction.  The proceeds will be donated to the United Way fund set up for Sandy Hook. 

 Sandy Hook Benefit Coordinator, Osyrys Edmister says the benefit gives the community a chance to give back.

 "Take a moment and recognize the tragedy that occurred and help raise a few dollars to help the families get through the hard time."

 The elementary school shooting sparked a gun control debate across the country.  Edmister says when it comes down to a tragedy, politics should stay out of it.

20 children and 6 teachers were killed December 14th at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

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