My Nonprofit Reviews
Bonnie Mac Laughlin C.
Review for Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, Newtown, CT, USA
I have followed this foundation since that horrific day in 2014 when children died in school. As a former teacher, I always wanted my classroom to be a safe place for all those to enter. Sadly, times have changed and that is no longer true.
On one of my many trips back to Cape Cod, I took the exit off 84 for Sandy Hook. Something told me that I needed to visit the site and pay my respects, as a teacher and fellow human being. I approached the entrance to the long road to the new school and saw a very small sign with the school name on it. Usually these signs are quite large but in this day and age, towns do not want to advertise the whereabouts of a school. As I turned into the entrance road to the school, I came upon barricades across the road which impeded by progress and needed prior identification to open. I stopped the car and sat and just cried for what seemed like a long time. To be barricaded from visiting an elementary school has become our new normal and it saddens my heart. No longer a safe haven of learning, we need barricades and bars to be safe while young children learn. This is not the way I want children of American to live
their young lives and it behooves all of us to stand tall and say, "No more".....
So I follow Sandy Hook Promise Foundation and cheer them on as they go forward for the good of all children......let's all join them in their quest for safety and security for our children.....