Chris Kelsey of Newtown with Jan Hirt and Danbury Township Trustee Dave Hirt with the sign and one of the trees donated by Danbury Township citizens in memory of the 26 people lost at the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting.
It is a quiet little New England town a mile or so off the interstate and just east of Danbury, CT. Jan and I came here to see how the 26 trees that our community donated were doing and to bring the sign "We Will Remember With You" to Newtown. Elizabeth Rallo, the leader of the Newtown Recovery Team, directed us to the Newtown Municipal Center, where we met with Chris Kelsey. He is the tax assessor for Newtown and also on the recovery team, as well the manager of the Toy Warehouse. As the donations came in Chris was in charge of managing them, and, yes, they did need a warehouse. There were 56,784 donations of just Teddy Bears alone.