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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