• Chaplains from Billy Graham Rapid Response Team offering support in Conn.


    CONNECTICUT - About 15 chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response team are on the ground Saturday in Connecticut following Friday’s shooting at an elementary school.

    They're providing emotional and spiritual help to those affected. They are also trained in crisis management.

    "They will talk and if they're talking to you and staring into your eyes you see that glare. They're remembering everything that they had seen yesterday, and it's been pretty hard, some of the descriptions they've given us," said Al New with the team.

    New said he expects some of the chaplains to stay in Connecticut through the holidays.

    Other organizations are also setting up ways to help through donations and support.

    An official fund, called the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, has been established for victims' families.

    The American Red Cross is also on the ground, offering food and water to first responders, providing blood to the victims, and grief counseling too.


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