Gamers Raise Money For Sandy Hook PTA

A group of gamers have started a fund to "raise awareness of the expenses tied to the tragedy" in Newtown, and raise money for the Parent/Teacher Association of Sandy Hook Elementary.

We gamers are a clever, capable bunch. And when something like this happens, we take out our frustrations and grief in different ways. Earlier we reported that someone had made a game in which you shoot the head of the NRA. Gamers for Sandy Hook (or G4SH) aims to display a much healthier reaction.

However, in their own words:

G4SH is NOT a platform that aims to make a statement about video games, violence, and guns. We all came together for one reason only: to lend a helping hand.

There's a clear message, intentional or not, that video games can be a positive thing.

Several industry personalities have offered up rewards for high donations such as a copy of the official Mass Effect soundtrack, autographed by composer Sam Hulick. Or a Skype date with Mark Meer, the voice of Commander Shepard. In fact, there seems to be a lot of support from people connected to Bioware, which may or may not have something to do with their founding members being involved in the Retake community, whose former claim to fame was demanding a better ending for Mass Effect 3.

You can have a look at the initiative, or donate to their cause, here.


Comments

    Hi all! This is Yesika and I'm the founder of G4SH. Thank you for helping us spread the word about the fundraiser! We really appreciate it. I just wanted to clarify that not of all of our members are a part of Retake. I personally am not a member of that group, but have helped them out on certain occasions since some of their members are my friends. Conversely, they helped me out when I sought their help in creating a viral campaign. They came in after the idea was created.

    Most of our endorsers are from BioWare mostly because that is one game we all have a common interest in and we are acquainted with some of them to begin with. We just hope that everyone realizes that this is an entirely independent group.

    Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far through donations, endorsements, retweets, shares and what not! We might not have the power to turn back time, but we do have the opportunity to make a difference.

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