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Conn. Post Office Creates Special Address For Condolence Mail

8:25 PM, Dec 17, 2012   |    comments
NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 14: Mourners gather inside the St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church at a vigil service for victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-seven people are dead, including 20 children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza in news reports opened fire in the school. Lanza also reportedly died at the scene. (Photo by Andrew Gombert-Pool/Getty Images
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COLUMBIA, SC (WLTX) --The United States Postal service has set up a special P.O. box for people who want to send notes or letters to the families, first responders and residents of the Newtown, CT. who were affected by the recent school shooting tragedy. 

According to the Business News Daily, the small post office of Newtown has been flooded with phone calls from people asking how to send a note or condolence card or even to send pictures that their children have drawn.  

Without specific names and addresses, many wanted to know where they could send these things. In response, the USPS has set up a special post office box dedicated to just that. 

You can send your cards and letters to:  P.O. Box 3700, Newtown, CT 06470. 

To help the tiny post office deal with what many think will be a crush of mail, already in the post office's busiest season, the USPS will send extra workers, according to Business News Daily, to help. 

The USPS will work with local community groups to help distribute the mail and they will also monitor the mail to make sure that everything that is received is appropriate for the families. 

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