Hundreds of Volunteers Sifting Through Offers of Help in Newtown, Conn.

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An outpouring of help has kept volunteers in Newtown, Conn. busy, almost a month after a gunman took the lives of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Weeks ago, 13WMAZ contacted St. Rose Lima Catholic Church in Newtown to find out what kind of help the community needed.

Tuesday, a representative from the church was finally able to respond.

She told 13WMAZ's Jennifer Moulliet that close to 800 volunteers are on-hand to help open letters of encouragement from around the country because the national response has been so staggering.

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Overwhelmed and exhausted in the face of the town's tragedy and the work that lies ahead for the community, she says the clergy at the church asks simply for prayers of support.

You can follow Jennifer on Twitter by clicking here: @Jmoulliet_WMAZ

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