Get Together foundation gives $10,000 to the kids of Newtown’s first responders
Get Together Foundation founder and CEO Mike Cernovich is giving $10 million to a Connecticut foundation dedicated to fighting gun violence.
The nonprofit will distribute the money to the Children’s Miracle Network, which provides financial aid for families of children killed in gun violence in Connecticut, according to the Associated Press.
The foundation’s chief executive officer, Michael Cernich, told the AP that the donation was a “great gift to the community of Newtown.”
“I’m extremely proud of the work that we’ve done with these families,” Cernishov said.
“And I know we’ve been able to work with the families and the community, so I think that this is a really big gift to them.
We want to give them the resources that they need and the support that they deserve.”
Cernovich has said that he was inspired to become involved in gun control activism after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2014.
The shooting left 20 children and six adults dead.
Cernich has been a vocal critic of gun control measures, saying that the Newtown tragedy has given the country “a very dangerous and dangerous climate” that allows “militants and thugs” to “take our guns and our guns will end up in their hands.”
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