Airdrie's little princess responds to Sandy Hook school massacre
Airdrie’s littlest princess is responding to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut.
On Dec. 14, 26 people were massacred at the elementary school before the 20-year-old shooter committed suicide.
He had killed his mother earlier, inside her home.
Little Miss Calgary Grace Pound, who lives in Airdrie, said as an ambassador for Calgary children she wants to let the children of Newton know they are loved and she is praying for them.
“I was sad that it happened,” said Pound, 9, who is writing letters to the parents of children who died as well as surviving students of the massacre to express her sadness for their situation.
Her mother, Ronaele, said Pound has already received a response from a Sandy Hook teacher, thanking her for the letter.
“I just don’t understand why it happened,” said Pound.
She is asking people in Airdrie to donate to the Sandy Hook Support Fund, “even if it’s just $5.”
The support fund was set up through United Way of Western Connecticut in partnership with Newtown Savings bank after several people contacted United Way asking how they could help.
The money raised by the fund will provide support services to the community and families that have been affected. For more information, visit
Pound was awarded the title of Little Miss Calgary on Oct. 21 at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary.