Christ United Methodist will send out the first shipment Dec. 26.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Monday, December 17, 2012
The families of Sandy Hook, Conn., are in need, but how does one help when the need can't be answered with food or money? Pastor Joane Patton-Seaton at Christ United Methodist Church in Elmhurst is asking all members of the community to send notes of condolence and encouragement to those who lost loved ones in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday. When tragedy strikes, she said, we are often at a loss for words and want to help but don't know where to start. The families in Connecticut don't need clothes, food, toys or money, but they do need to know they are in our thoughts and prayers, she said. Patton-Seaton asked the congregation of Christ United Methodist to bring in cards of condolence to send to the grieving families…
Chief Michael Ruth hopes the increased police presence will reduce parents' anxiety in light of Friday's school shooting in Connecticut.
As mourners in Connecticut hold vigils and plan the funerals for the 20 children and six adults gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, school children in here in Elmhurst will be getting some added protection from Police Chief Michael Ruth and the Elmhurst Police Department. Uniformed police officers greeted parents and children at all Elmhurst public schools Monday. Ruth said Friday that although the department had not received any calls from schools or parents, he wanted to create a visible police presence to "help calm potential concerns and reduce possible anxiety" in light of Friday's school shooting. "Elmhurst police officers have been directed to increase visible patrols to all of our elementary and secondary schools…