The town originally expected it would take the task force about two weeks to complete its work. The Fitzgeralds said the task force now expects to be working for about three months, possibly longer.
‘‘What we’re telling people on the phone now is that if you are holding a fundraiser in your local community, we appreciate it, but direct those resources to your local community, that’s what the families want,’’ Robin Fitzgerald said. ‘‘About 99½ percent of the time that works. But the other half says, ‘We’re coming anyway.’ And then we just give them the address of the warehouse or here.’’