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RAYMOND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Maine mother is asking people to help her send "words and warmth" to those affected by the Newtown school shooting last week.

Kimberly Curless is organzing a soup and book drive called "Words and Warmth from Maine," asking for dry soup ingredients to be donated in a jar with the soup recipe attached.

She is also accepting monetary donations to include a copy of the book "Tear Soup," a book for grieving families, to go along with the soups.

"I think it will say exactly who we are, and what we believe in, which is pulling together," said Curless.

She is accepting donations until January 2, and will be driving down to the Newtown to deliver to the donations on January 5.

Drop off locations for soup and checks are:

  • Good Life Market
    1297 Roosevelt Trail
    Raymond, ME
    Mon-Sun 7am - 7pm
    655-1196
  • Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness
    120 Harpswell Rd.
    Brunswick, ME
    Mon-Sun 8am-5pm
    729-8433
  • J.Kelley Salon
    243 Congress St.
    Portland, ME
    Tues-Sat 10am-4pm
    879-9696

Checks for "Tear Soup" should be for the amount of $7.25, made payable to "Grief Watch."

For more information, contact Kimberly Curless at 650-2115.

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