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Liberty reaches out to Sandy Hook community

January 23, 2013  |  Drew Menard/Liberty University News Service

Liberty University has extended its support to the community of Newtown, Conn., contributing to a relief fund and sending children’s books to the library at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the wake of the massacre that claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults on Dec. 14.

Freshman Josh Anderson, who lives three minutes from Sandy Hook, returned home for Christmas break the night before the shooting. He contacted Liberty’s leadership shortly after the tragedy asking for prayer support for the community.

“It was hard … the whole community had gone into shock,” said Anderson, who was a Vacation Bible School leader for one of the victims. “It’s great to be at a college where I can Facebook someone on leadership and they are able to pray, even from a distance, it just helps.”

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