And now, to the extraordinary national outpouring on this christmas eve directed at newtown, connecticut, site, of course, of the tragedy at sandy hook. The overwhelming response summed up by one... See More
And now, to the extraordinary national outpouring on this christmas eve directed at newtown, connecticut, site, of course, of the tragedy at sandy hook. The overwhelming response summed up by one local who said, quote, there were nine minutes of evil and an infinity of goodness after that. Here's abc's linsey davis. Reporter: A town in need of christmas cheer got it from across the country. In sparta, wisconsin, we saw these 26 snow angels, each for the innocent lives lost in newtown, each with a name and an age. From kalamazoo, michigan, 700 bracelets from a local business and from students, headed to newtown. Flower seeds inside each of those smiley faces for the community to wear and plant. And for the newtown police department? Officers around connecticut banding together, volunteering to work on christmas day so every newtown officer can have the day off with their family. And at their town hall, mountains of donated toys from all corners of the country, even hurricane sandy victims sending comfort and kindness from what little they have left. We had so much help, we wanted to try to help somebody else. Reporter: Nearly two months since sandy and many still live without power. Volunteers going door to door. One family said they just wanted a christmas tree for their children. So, volunteers from maryland got to work. In one of the most devastated neighborhoods, we spotted a secret santa, known as sandy-claus, making special deliveries. It was just amazing. I couldn't stop smiling. I love to see the look on the kids faces and just see them glow and be happy. Reporter:8-year-old patricia, whose family is still without power, lit up. I was so surprised! Reporter: So, you had no idea? I had no idea. Reporter: Back in newtown, connecticut, the community is shining bright with these. Tens of thousands of luminaries. Each home, placing 26 lights out front, so santa can find his way. Linsey davis, abc news, new york.
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