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Newtown charity making money available to families

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One of the charities set up following the massacre of the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown has begun cutting checks to the victims' families.

Rob Accomando, the co-founder and director of the My Sandy Hook Family Fund, said that organization has been working closely with all 26 families and on Wednesday began dispersing some of the just under $1.2 million it has raised.

He said each family is entitled to 1/26th of the fund, but not everyone needs or wants their entire share right away.

Dozens of funds have been set up to raise money for Newtown-related causes. The largest, the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, is in the process of setting up a foundation to determine how to spend more than $8.6 million it has raised.

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