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Relief Funds

Many relief funds were immediately set up to assist victims (personally and economically) of the attack. Liberty Unites (http://www.libertyunites.org/) links to numerous charities providing relief. According to this site, more than $78 million has been raised so far.

American Red Cross

  • American Red Cross (http://www.redcross.org/donate/donate) For direct credit-card, check, and cash donations, on-line, by phone, mail, or in person
  • Amazon (http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/paypage/PKAXFNQH7EKCX/104-5427273-7769501) - more than $6.5 million collected; ALL money goes to the Red Cross Emergency Relief Fund
  • PayPal (http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/relief-outside) - more than $1.6 million collected; ALL money goes to the Red Cross Emergency Relief Fund
  • Yahoo (http://paydirect.yahoo.com/PD/onePage/onePageRedCrossMoney-drv.pd)

See Assistance for how the Red Cross used the money.

Rescue Worker funds

Fire Donations (http://www.firedonations.com) took charitable contributions on behalf of firefighters, EMS, and rescue workers.

Other charitable drives

  • In the Washington, D.C. area, Giant Food (http://www.giantfood.com) offered to match contributions made in-store up to $1 million.

  • For the families of the 79 employees of the Windows of the World Restaurant: Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund, c/o David Berdon & Company, 415 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017.

  • The National Police Defense Foundation Police Memorial Fund to help fund the existing psychological counseling program for police victims and establish a police memorial park in memory of the slain police: NPDF Memorial Fund, National Police Defense Foundation, 21 Kilmer Drive, BLDG 2, Suite F, Morganiville, NJ 07751; 888-SAFE-COP, NPDF@AOL.COM

Emergency Supplies

On Thursday and Friday, September 14-15, 2001, various relief supplies for the World Trade Center relief effort[?] were collected from the New York City area, and dropped off at the Javits Convention Center or at a staging area at Union Square.

By Saturday morning, enough supplies (and volunteers) were collected.


See Memorials and Services for descriptions of benefit performances.

Main page - Full Timeline
Casualties - Missing Persons - Survivors -- Personal experiences -- Donations
Closings and Cancellations - Memorials and Services
Responsibility - World political effects - Airport security

See also: World Trade Center -- The Pentagon -- New York City -- Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Department of Defense -- terrorism -- domestic terrorism -- Osama Bin Laden -- Taliban -- Afghanistan -- collective trauma -- September 11

External Links and References

WINDOWS ON THE WORLD: A Showpiece's Survivors Wonder What to Do Now, New York Times, 9/21/2001 (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/21/nyregion/21WIND)

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