Community briefsSupporting Newtown families
The Postal Service in Newtown, Conn., has set up a post office box for cards and letters of support for shooting victim families, the American Red Cross has announced.
This is the address: Messages of Condolence for Newtown, PO Box 3700, Newtown, CT 06470.
Those who want to make a donation to support the affected families, the United Way of Western Connecticut has created a Sandy Hook School Support Fund. For more information, visit newtown.uwwesternct.org.
Help for hurricane victims
Push-ups can do more than strengthen your body, as clients at Evolution Trainers did push-ups to raise over $30,000 for Hurricane Sandy victims.
The Mountain View health club held a push-up-a-thon in order to raise money for the victims of the recent storm.
Ashley Selman, owner of Evolution Trainers, said in an email that members of their team did over 11,000 push-ups in one day.
"What an incredible story of the huge heart of the Mountain View community coming together to help others in need all the way across the country," Selman wrote.
Most city offices and other facilities, including the Rengstorff House, the Senior Center and the Teen Center, will be closed or have modified hours due to the holidays between Sunday, Dec. 23, and Tuesday, Jan. 1. City Hall will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 22, to Tuesday, Jan. 1.
For more detailed information on city office hours, people can go to bit.ly/UAzgRX. Regular business hours will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
The city's police and fire departments' non-emergency services will also be closed, with the exception of Police Records, which will remain open. Emergency services will not have holiday closures, and are available by calling 911.