September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack/Donations

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One way to donate to the relief effort is to Give Blood. However, money and supplies are also needed.

Relief Funds

There are many convenient ways to support emergency relief by making a charitable donation. Liberty Unites 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 For direct credit-card, check, and cash donations, on-line, by phone, mail, or in person
  • Amazon - more than $6.5 million collected; ALL money goes to the Red Cross Emergency Relief Fund
  • PayPal - more than $1.6 million collected; ALL money goes to the Red Cross Emergency Relief Fund
  • Yahoo

See /Assistance for how the Red Cross has been using the money.

Rescue Worker funds

Fire Donations is taking charitable contributions on behalf of all Firefighters, EMS, and Rescue Workers who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks.

Other charitable drives

  • In the Washington, D.C. area, Giant Food is offering 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. Monetary donations are still needed and welcome.


See Memorials and Services for descriptions of benefit performances.

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

See also: World Trade Center -- Pentagon -- New York City -- Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Department of Defense -- terrorism -- domestic terrorism -- Osama Bin Laden -- Taliban -- Afghanistan -- Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine -- Palestine -- West Bank -- Gaza Strip -- 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