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Wisconsin group starts letter-writing campaign for CT families

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WAUKESHA — Ordinary Heroes, a Wisconsin group which raised thousands of dollars for the victims of the Aurora, CO and Oak Creek shootings, is now promoting a message that every ordinary person can give a tangible gift of a written note of prayer or encouragement to the Connecticut families.

The Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut teaches over 600 students. Now, Ordinary Heroes wants each family to receive hundreds of letters of encouragement.

Letters can be mailed to the school at:

Sandy Hook Elementary School
12 Dickenson Drive
Sandy Hook, CT  06482

Ordinary Heroes was founded by Waukesha North graduates Zach Dunton and Kelsie Wendelberger.

“We’re really giving sort of a priceless gift for a priceless loss these people are dealing with. That could have been anyone we know. That could have been any of us. Just because it happened in Connecticut doesn’t mean it doesn’t hit close to home for every single person,” Wendelberger said.

Dunton and Wendelberger say it’s their goal to unite the country and reach out to the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School. 20 students were killed in the shooting, along with six adults.

“What we’re trying to do is inspire as many people as we can across the nation to write a heartfelt letter to the families and the school. What we’re hoping for is that the families know they’re not alone and they’re cared for, and that we’re here for them,” Dunton said.

The Ordinary Heroes organization began after the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

“For me, personally, it was important to step in because this is an issue that everyone can relate to and a very sad tragedy,” Wendelberger said.

For more information on our cause as well as for specific addresses of victims’ families, you’re urged to visit and share and join their event page. You may also find them on Twitter at

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