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YWCA Shooting

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of 9-year-old Joshua who was killed yesterday by his father in a New Hampshire YMCA. Gun violence is the second-leading cause of death among children in the United States. Only car accidents claim the lives of more children and teenagers than guns. Let's work together to make sure no child's life ends in tragedy.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/11/ywca-shooting-new-hampshire_n_3740079.html

Scout's Angels

The Sandy Hook Promise office welcomed some four-legged friends as part of the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation's new initiative Scout's Angels, which launched in Newtown this month. Cashew and Nutmeg, along with five other therapy dogs and their partner therapists, will spend a week attending various events to support health and healing in the community.

Photo: The Sandy Hook Promise office welcomed some four-legged friends as part of the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation's new initiative Scout's Angels, which launched in Newtown this month.  Cashew and Nutmeg, along with five other therapy dogs and their partner therapists, will spend a week attending various events to support health and healing in the community.

Avielle Foundation Auction

Today, the Avielle Foundation kicks off an online auction to support Brain Health Research to prevent violence. The Foundation was started by the parents of Avielle, who was 6 years old when she was lost in the shooting on 12/14. Place a bid on an item and donate today to uplift the spirits of those affected by this tragedy with the hope of a brighter future.

http://www.aviellefoundation.org/bidding-for-brain-health/

Oak Creek

Today marks one year since the mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragedy and everyone touched by gun violence. We choose to let love win. Join us.

http://www.sandyhookpromise.org/promise

Unity Riders

The Dakota and Lakota Native American Nation is sending a delegation of UNITY RIDERS on horseback from Canada to Washington DC with a message of hope, solidarity, and healing. On Monday, 8/5 they will be in Newtown to honor those we lost on December 14th in Sandy Hook. It promises to be a unique, historic and meaningful event! You can join in at 12noon at the Horse Guard State Military Reservation at 4 Wildlife Drive, Newtown, CT (Exit 11 off I-84). For more information, check the link below.

http://www.theunityride.com/

The Dogs

This month we are excited to welcome Cashew and Nutmeg to the Sandy Hook Promise office. These therapy dogs are coming to our community to help residents heal from trauma, as part of an initiative sponsored by Camp Bow Wow and the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation.

http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Therapy-dogs-headed-to-Newtown-4703644.php

Seussical the Musical

Come show your support for the arts and buy a ticket to Seussical the musical. Your donation will help the foundation 1214 build a landmark Performing Arts Centre in Newtown, Connecticut, in memory of those lost on 12/14. Join us for a night of wonder, whimsy, and laughs for the whole family.

http://www.1214foundation.org/seussical/

ATF Confirmation

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) has been without a leader since 2006. Finally yesterday, after a five-hour long vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed B. Todd Jones as the agency's permanent Director, strengthening the agency responsible with enforcing our nation's gun laws. Join us in congratulating Mr. Jones on his new appointment and this important step forward!