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Girl Scout troops across the nation reach out to Newtown

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CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. - Of the twelve girls who died in the Sandy Hook tragedy, eight of them were Girl Scouts, and two Girl Scout families lost sons.

Now Girl Scout groups across the country, including the Capital Region, are reaching out to show support - and they're hoping you'll help too.

The Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York is joining with Girl Scout communities across the nation - asking anyone to fill out trefoil art - using words and pictures to show the burden is not theirs alone.

Trefoils can be mailed to: Trefoil Art, GSNENY, 23 Executive Park Drive, Clifton Park, NY 12065 - all art messages must be received by January 4th. For more information, email

They'll be gathered up and delivered to Newtown, Conn. for a memorial service scheduled in January.

For Becca la Creta - the terror unfolding on Friday brought her back to 2007 when she was a student at Virginia Tech - there for the deadliest shooting by a single gunman in our country's history - leaving 32 dead.

"Two of my friends were killed but it was my French professor that really, the moment I heard that it was her name I called my mom who was up here in Saratoga to come get me," said Creta. "I know the reason I was able to heal and move forward was because a lot of communities, school, and colleges sent us things for healing."

For her, being able to help Newtown is also a way of saying thank you for all those who helped Virginia Tech.

"Every single day I live for 32 - just like these people of Newtown and the nation will live for these 26."

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