Shootings Prompt U of Illinois Student to Raise Money
URBANA, Ill. (AP) _ A University of Illinois student hopes to
raise $50,000 for people affected by last week’s shootings at a
Connecticut elementary school and he’s almost a quarter of the way
to his goal.
Chris DeLetto set up a website seeking donations and so far has
pledges of almost $12,000.
DeLetto told The News-Gazette newspaper in Champaign
(http://bit.ly/U0BIRc) that he decided to raise the money because
of he was shaken by the shootings. In all 28 people died.
DeLetto says some of the money will go to relief efforts already
under way in the Newtown, Conn., area. The senior from Glenview
also hopes some of the money can be used for a memorial and would
like to buy small gifts for the 600 students at the school.
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