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Where to Donate Money to Help Relief Efforts

For companies and event professionals looking for a way to remember lost friends and business associates, or to extend some courtesy to the companies that have been affected by the World Trade Center attacks, making memorial contributions can be both appropriate and helpful. Consider contacting the following organizations for specific details regarding donations.

The Red Cross is accepting donations to help its disaster relief efforts. Call 800.HELP.NOW or visit their Web site.

The Salvation Army is also accepting contributions to help its disaster relief efforts. Call 800.SAL.ARMY, or visit their Web site.

The United Way and the New York Community Trust have established The September 11th Fund. Contributions will be used to mobilize resources to respond to the needs of victims and their families. Donations can be directed to a specific city. Call 212.251.4035 or visit their Web site.

The City of New York has established the Twin Towers Fund to assist victims and their families as well as to help the families of the firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians and Port Authority police involved in the rescue and recovery effort. Checks payable to the Twin Towers Fund should be sent to Twin Towers Fund, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019.

The New York Firefighter 9-11 Relief Fund will forward all proceeds to the families of fallen firefighters, emergency medical technicians and rescue workers. Donations can be mailed to Fire Donations/Memo: The New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund, 1127 Broadway Suite 102, Tacoma, WA 98402. Call 877.863.4783 or 253.274.0432, or email [email protected].

The New York Times 9/11 Neediest Fund is collecting donations that will be distributed between seven New York charities directed at helping those injured in the attack or the families of those who died, and three foundations that aid New York City firefighters, police officers and sanitation workers. Mail checks payable to The New York Times 9/11 Neediest Fund to P.O. Box 5193, General Post Office, New York, NY 10087 or online donations can be made at lists several organizations and provides links for direct donations.

Compiled by Jill Musguire

Posted 09.14.01

NEW: David Emil, owner of Windows on the World, and Michael Lomonaco, the restaurant's executive chef, have established the Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund to help families of all members of the food and beverage industry who were lost in the tragedy. Donations can be sent to: Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund, c/o David Berdon & Company LLP, 415 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10017. Checks should be made payable to the Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund. On October 11, a group of restaurants and foodservice establishments across the country and abroad will donate at least 10 percent of that day's proceeds to the Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund. Restaurants wishing to participate should contact M. Young Communications at 212.620.7027, ext. 336 or 333.
Posted 09.25.01