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Salt Lake Woman Organizes Fundraising Effort for Victims of Newtown Shooting

As people around the country come to terms with the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a Salt Lake City woman is organizing a fund raising effort to help the victims’ families.   Jane Hoffman is a mother of two children and a former teacher. She has set up a website to raise money so that the families will not have to pay for funeral services themselves.

“My hope is that the family can go to the funeral home.  The funeral home can say tell us whatever you want and we will do the rest. We will do everything. That’s all. Just to make one less burden for those families," said Hoffman.

Hoffman hopes to have donations from all 50 states by the end of the week.  Her suggested donation is just five dollars. Those wishing to participate can visit

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