The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund (www.cantorrelief.com) was established on September 14, 2001 as a result of the tragedy at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The goal of the fund is to provide direct assistance to those who lost loved ones in the tragedy. 100% of the money donated to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund is disbursed directly to the families and loved ones.
Since its establishment, Cantor Fitzgerald and the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund have provided approximately $120 million in financial support for the families and loved ones of the 658 victims. Please consider making a donation to help assist the over 800 families and 950 children from 12 companies, who receive support from the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund.
Families of September 11 (www.familiesofseptember11.org) was founded by families of those who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks. Membership is open to the families of victims of 9/11 and the related anthrax attacks as well as surviving victims. Other families affected by related acts of terrorism, as well as survivors, witnesses and others interested in advancing FOS11's goals may join as associate members. We promote the interests of the victims' families, particularly extended and geographically isolated family members, who may need counseling, information, connection, or other services. They also support public policies that focus on prevention of and response to terrorism and advocate for public awareness of the effects of public trauma on victims, their families, citizens and especially our children.
Hold The Door (http://www.holdthedoor.com/) creates communities around the globe that possesses the heart, compassion, and strength we felt immediately following September 11th. We are determined to inspire everyday heroes and teach people that staying connected and helping others will help them heal and grow through any loss.
September 11th Families Association (http://www.911families.org/index.html) supports victims of terrorism through communication, representation and peer support. Our mission is to unite the September 11th community, present evolving issues, and share resources for long-term recovery. Last year, this organization opened The Tribute WTC Visitor Center is a visitor and learning center that is opening September 2006. Located at 120 Liberty Street in New York across the street from the World Trade Center site, Tribute is a place where visitors can learn about the events of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001. Through the voices of many individuals in the exhibitions and programs, Tribute will inform, educate and provide a place for reflection. Their funding goes to support initiatives, programs and surveys connected with its mission and goals and especially to support their expanding web outreach to members in 47 states and 12 countries.
September's Mission (www.septembersmission.org). September's Mission is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization devoted to building a positive and meaningful legacy out of the events surrounding 9/11. In January 2004, September's Mission received the support of New York Governor George Pataki and the LMDC for the 9/11 Campaign.
The 9/11 Campaign is a grassroots fundraising effort started by September's Mission and the victims' families who are committed to the future memorial at the World Trade Center site. Money raised through the Campaign will support an endowment fund; the purpose of which is to support educational and cultural programming at the future memorial. The beauty of an endowment fund is it provides stabile annual funding for programs through the interest generated on the principal donations. This means that long after we're gone, a stable source of funding will be in place to fund educational and cultural programs. The Living Memorial - a project of September's Mission in partnership with Pace University and the New York State Museum that was recently funded by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is an example of the types of projects and programs the 9/11 Campaign endowment fund can support. It is a first of its kind Internet-based project that will create a new paradigm for documenting and providing resources for interpreting history; reaching and teaching audiences of all ages around the world; and a critical way to promote healing with the families in the years it will take until the memorial is built and open to the public.
The Skyscraper Safety Campaign (http://www.skyscrapersafety.org/) was created by the Regenhard Family in memory of Christian Michael Otto Regenhard, a 28 year old Probationary Firefighter who remains missing at the WTC, along with his entire Engine Company 279, to this date. Originally conceived as "Parents of Probies", to represent the 17 Probationary Firefighters lost at the WTC, the organization quickly expanded to include the families of all Firefighters, Emergency Workers, and civilian victims of 9/11. Co-Chairperson Monica Gabrielle lost her husband Richard, who was an employee of Aon Corp., WTC2/103 floor. He was last seen alive, waiting to be rescued, on the 78th Floor of Tower 2. He has not been recovered.
Tuesday's Children (www.tuesdayschildren.org). To lose a parent under any circumstance is truly tragic. For the children of September 11th, the sudden and violent nature of their loss has become the overwhelming and defining characteristic of their lives. Tuesday's Children, a nonprofit family service organization founded by family and friends of September 11th victims, has made a long-term commitment to safeguard the health, happiness and future of both individual and family. With a focus on family resiliency and strength through community, Tuesday's Children, in partnership with recognized leaders in the fields of child development, family advocacy and mentoring initiatives, has developed an innovative platform of programs designed to address the ongoing needs of thousands of children coping with the worst tragedy in the history of our nation.
The Voices of September 11th (www.voicesofsept11.org/) was founded in October 2001 to provide resources, support and information to all those affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The organization provides a wide-range of community-based services, programs and special events including support groups, lectures and forums. Voices acts as a clearinghouse by distributing 9/11 related information through the Voices Web site, newsletters, and mailings.
Voices advocates on behalf of all those affected by 9/11 with local, state and national organizations on a variety of 9/11 issues, including the development of the Memorial at the World Trade Center, the Victims' Compensation Fund, promoting local and national preparedness and enhancing national security. Voices is also engaged with several leading 9/11 organizations including: The Family Advisory Committee for the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., Columbia University's WTC Evacuation Study, the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission and the Coalition of 9/11 Families, among others. Voices is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving over 4,000 members across the United States and around the world.
WTC United Family Group (http://www.wtcufg.org/) Founded in September 2001, the World Trade Center United Family Group, also known as the September 11th Education Trust, is a nonprofit organization comprised of September 11th families, survivors, rescue workers, and others impacted by the tragedy from throughout the United States. Our organization, built on the principles of trust and shared experience, will meet the ongoing and evolving needs of the community. Together, we will perpetuate the memory of the victims who were murdered on September 11, 2001, and harness the memory of that day and its aftermath to educate and inspire current and future generations. Our organization will serve as a living tribute. WTC United Family Group, through its programs and services, provides emotional support to individuals affected by the events of September 11, 2001, protects the legacy and memory of the victims of the attacks, ensures an authentic perpetuation of the historic events and promotes civic participation within our community and the general public. to the thousands of innocent men, women and children murdered on that historic day.
WTC Families for Proper Burial (http://www.wtcfamiliesforproperburial.com/) seeks to inform the general public of the injustice of leaving the ashen remains of those killed at the WTC in a garbage dump, the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island.The City of New York has taken the position that the ashen remains should not be removed from the landfill. The group includes 9/11 family members, friends, and concerned citizens from across the United States and abroad.
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