NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Nearly two million people have signed an online condolence card for Sandy Hook victims which was started by an Orange County man.
David M. Paine, of Newport Beach, created the card on Dec. 15 on causes.com. Thus far, it is the largest single gathering of signatures ever within the Causes community with more than 1.78 million names as of Tuesday afternoon.
Paine is also behind the website, 911day.org, which he created as a 9/11 memorial in 2002.
The card reads:
To: Community of Newtown, Connecticut, including the families of the victims and the survivors and their families.
Our Sincere Condolences.
We wish to express our deepest sympathies to all of the families of those lost, to the survivors and their families, and to the others impacted by the senseless and unthinkable tragedy that unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We cannot begin to comprehend the depth of your sadness and grief. Please know that we care deeply for you and we join with you in sharing your sorrow and pain. We only hope that you receive some measure of comfort in the knowledge that we, and an entire nation, stand with you during this extraordinarily difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Paine hopes to reach at least 2 million signatures, according to his post on the website. To sign the card, click here.