Waukee Mayor Bill Peard has sent a letter of condolence and support to a city official in Newtown, CT, the scene of last week's mass school shooting that killed 20 children.
He shared that letter with Waukee Patch, the text is below.
December 17, 2012
First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra
Newtown Municipal Center
3 Primrose St.
Newtown, CT 06470
Dear First Selectman Llodra,
On behalf of the City of Waukee, Iowa, I wish to express my deepest sympathy to you and the citizens of Newtown in light of the recent tragic event in your community. Please know that despite the geographical distance between our two cities, the people of Waukee hold the victims and their families close to our hearts and are keeping them in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
William F. Peard, Mayor
Earlier Patch Story
How to Help Families Affected by Newtown School Shooting
This earlier story has links on how to help the people of Newtown, including local charities and a mailing address to send cards and letters.