The devastating effects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that took the lives of many innocent people–including more than 4,000 workers in and around the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, hundreds of emergency personnel at the scene, and the passengers and crews of four U.S. airliners–will continue to have a huge impact for families and communities for years to come. A number of relief organizations have set up funds earmarked specifically for the families and survivors of the attacks. Your cash donations can help:
The United Way The September 11th Fund United Way 2 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016 212/251-4035 Online: national.unitedway.org (Donors may specify the community where they want their donation to help (New York City, Washington D.C, or other affected areas).
New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund 1127 Broadway Ave., Suite 102 Tacoma, WA 98402 Phone: 877/863-4783 Second Phone: 253/274-0432 Fax: 253/274-0309 E-mail: [email protected]
The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund Online: www.redcross.org On Saturday, Sept. 22, dozens of Sonoma County businesses are sponsoring the Spirit of America Picnic, a benefit for the American Red Cross and for the New York City Police and Firefighters’ Widows and Orphans Fund. The event takes place from noon till 5 p.m. at the Luther Burbank Center tent pavilion, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. There will be carnival games, an Uncle Sam/Statute of Liberty lookalike contest, and live music.Tickets are $20 for adults; $5 for youth age 6 to 16 (free for children 5 and under). For details, call 707/577-7608. Or to make a donation to the American Red Cross, call 800/HELP-NOW; 800/435-7669 (English-speaking); or 800/257-7575 (Spanish-speaking)
The Salvation Army The Salvation Army National Capital and Virginia Division (for relief efforts at the Pentagon) P.O. Box 18658 Washington, D.C. 20036 800/SAL-ARMY (800/725-2769)
From the September 20-26, 2001 issue of the Northern California Bohemian.