Disbursement of Donations to Newtown Put on Hold
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) _ The foundation overseeing more than $11 million donated to Newtown following the December massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School has postponed hearings on the disbursement of that money.
The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation will instead meet with Attorney General George Jepsen to address concerns raised by some of the victims’ families.
Jepsen’s office says it wants to discuss the decision to disburse $7.7 million to the families most affected by the tragedy.
The foundation had planned hearings Tuesday and Wednesday to help divide that money among families of the 26 people killed, 12 surviving children from the classrooms where people were shot and the two people wounded during the shooting.
The group has said decisions on how to spend the rest of the money would be made over time.