Jay-Z Plans to Help Those Affected By the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
The school shooting that took place in Newtown Connecticut has touched many people, especially those who have kids of their own. As the whole country watched on with grief as the reports confirmed that 20 innocent children and 6 adults were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School during a shooting, the country is now divided because it has become an issue of gun control. Quite frankly, people can’t seem to agree on what needs to be done to finally put an end to these tragic school shootings. Regardless of the differences in political opinions, people are finding ways to help the community as they continue to mourn those that lost their lives in the shooting.
It now appears that the grieving community may get some support from some big time people in Hollywood. The New York Post is reporting that rapper Jay-Z and rock group Coldplay are in talks to team up and use their upcoming concert to benefit the community of Sandy Hook Village. The music superstars want to raise money to help the families of the victims.
Here’s the report:
[We hear] That Jay-Z and Coldplay are teaming up to support Newtown, Conn., after the Sandy Hook tragedy. The rapper and Chris Martin’s Brit rockers are auctioning off four VIP seats to their New Year’s Eve concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center plus the chance to go backstage and meet the stars. Proceeds will benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services, a local nonprofit mental- health clinic. Bidding is open at Charitybuzz.com . . . That publicist Bill McAndrew, nicknamed “The Minister of Propaganda” by late “Meet the Press” moderator Tim Russert, is recuperating at his home in upstate Rye after suffering a mild heart attack. He expects to be back at work next week.