Newtown Survivors Record Song For Charity

NEW YORK (January 15, 2013)--Children who survived last month's shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., have recorded a version of "Over the Rainbow" to raise money for charity.

Twenty-one children from Newtown sang the song Tuesday with singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Most of them are current and former students at the school where 20 first-graders and six staff members were killed.

The song, recorded at the home of two former members of the Talking Heads rock band, went on sale Tuesday on Amazon and iTunes.

Proceeds will benefit a local United Way and the Newtown Youth Academy.

Kayla Verga, 10, said she's singing for her friend, Jessica Rekos, who was killed in the rampage.

She said it feels like Jessica is beside her, singing along with her.


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