NEWTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — Love and support for the community of Parkland, Fla. is coming from a community that knows just how painful a school shooting can be.

“Unfortunately, now we are in a very similar boat I wish no one to ever be in,” explained Stephanie Burdo from Sandy Hook.Related Content: Students hold ‘lie-in’ at White House to protest gun laws

Barb Sibley’s son was in Newtown five years ago.

“[I] happened to be at the building as the shooting started,” she explained. “My son survived, but I haven’t been the same since. My husband was a first responder that day. I know how impacted our family was.”

Sibley and other moms are channeling their energy to push for change, writing letters and words of thanks to Connecticut’s delegation and to let those in Parkland know they are being thought of.Related Content: JetBlue offering free flights to South Florida for family members of school shooting victims

Some students came by on their day off too to send their own messages.

“I want them to know that everything is going to get better,” said Sandy Hook resident Olivia Doscher. “It’s not going to get worse because people are making a difference.”

Watch the video above to learn more.