President Bush has announced a website, www.libertyunites.org, for
Americans to make online donations to various charities that will aid
the victims of the attacks and their families.
World Trade Center Relief Fund:
Information on funding by the
state government can be found by calling 1-800-801-8092, or writing P.O.
BOX 5028, Albany, NY, 12205
Police & Firefighters:
To donate to the families and
members of the Port Authority Police Department, send donations to: Port
Authority Police, World Trade Disaster Survivors' Fund, c/o Port
Authority PBA, Inc. 611 Palisade Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
The Leary Firefighters Foundation:
To donate to comedian
and actor Denis Leary's fund, visit the foundation's website at http://learyfirefightersfoundation.org.
To make donations to the September 11 Fund to
aid victims and families of the attacks, call the United Way/ New York
Community Trust Fund at 1-800-710-8002 or go to www.uwnyc.org. Checks can also me mailed
care of the United Way, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
To make a donation, call 1-800-HELP NOW.
To offer further assistance, visit www.helping.org.
The NY Cares organization offers a
constantly-updated list of volunteer opportunites for those wanting to
donate their time to WTC-related events.
American Red Cross:
Volunteers are needed to fill a variety of American Red Cross
assignments on the World Trade Center disaster relief
operation. To volunteer, individuals should call the Volunteer
Hotline at 718-624-0213 or come to the Red Cross Volunteer
Recruitment Center at 165 Cadman Plaza East (A train to
Brooklyn Bridge and High Street). Volunteer Recruitment Center
hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Walk-in volunteers are
accepted on Sundays. Volunteer opportunities are
available Monday through Sunday on all shifts.
Safe Horizon has been deeply involved in responding to the grief and hardships
caused by the World Trade Center attack through work at the Family Assistance
Center at 51 Chambers Street and Disaster Assistance Service Center at 51
Chambers Street and 141 Worth Street. Although at first there were more
volunteers than could be accommodated, there are now shortages of interviewers
on specific days at various locations. Interviewers generally assess whether
displaced workers and residents are eligible for aid provided by The September
11th Fund. Safe Horizon also needs clerical, phone, and computer help on
Anyone interested in volunteering should e-mail SHVolunteer@aol.com or phone
Association of the Bar of the City of New York:
The Community Outreach Law Program of the Association of the
Bar of the City of New York is coordinating lawyers who would
like to volunteer to support those affected by the WTC tragedy.
They can be reached at 212-382-6629 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday.