Thousands of miles away from the terror in New York and D.C., I feel a desire to help that is stronger than anything I have ever felt in my life. But even if I was able to get to the scene of the crime, I have no training that would make me useful and I could do nothing more than cheer on the rescue efforts. And as wonderful as it is that many people, in many cities, have rushed to the local blood banks, we all know that blood is only useful if they find survivors, which I am afraid will be few. So I have found a small way that I can help and I would like to pass this information on to anyone else who wants to lend a hand.
On the New York City Web site there is an address to send donations which will help the families of the police, firefighters, EMS, and city employees that have been involved in the rescue efforts at the World Trade Center. Please pass this information along to anyone and everyone who may be interested in giving even a few dollars. The last thing these people should have to worry about is money!
The checks can be sent to NYCPPI and mailed to:
The City of New York
100 Church Street, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10007
This information can be found at http://www.nyc.gov
Please show our fellow Americans that they are not alone in their suffering!