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.