|By sam on Friday, September 14, 2001 - 09:15 pm: Edit|
As All Americans, I grieve for those whose loved ones paid a high price on Tuesday, and pray for those who are searching the rubble....I ask all Caterers who post here to donate whatever you can afford, money or time, to the relief fund, some of us have had a great ride during this latest economic boom and need to return something to our national community during this time of diaster & grief, those of us who were not personally touched need to feel blessed & stand by our fellow Americans & all of humanity....send to United Way of New York, 2 Park Ave, NY NY 10016 OR to volunteer time go to www.helping.org...much regards...Sam Sears, CEC - South - Van Events - Lexington, KY
|By George (George) on Saturday, September 15, 2001 - 10:17 am: Edit|
I have another suggestion-
Support from around the world is pouring into ground zero. One of the most poignant forms of support is coming from Fire Departments around the country. The fire service is a family and firefighters from around the country grieve for the losses of their brothers and sisters in NY as much as any family would feel the loss of a blood brother or sister.
Reach out to you local heroes. The whole world is focused on NY but you have folks that feel the loss in your own communities, you local Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service. Support them in this time of their loss. Find out when their memorial service will be. Attend and offer to provide what ever you can.
|By Yankee on Saturday, September 15, 2001 - 02:09 pm: Edit|
The net is full of donation scams. I can't tell you how many of these "give a buck" things have crossed my path. More sick bastards coming out of the shadows.
Please, contact your local Red Cross for how to make donations. Your funds will be allocated where they are needed.
|By George (George) on Saturday, September 15, 2001 - 02:41 pm: Edit|
When ever you find one of those scams notify your local police.
Also watch out for telephone solicitations. Tell them you are interested in contributing but are too busy right now and try to get a telephone # or address to send a donation to and then call your local police and give them that info.
|By Panini (Panini) on Saturday, September 15, 2001 - 02:59 pm: Edit|
Please choose to donate to an organization that will give 100% of the monies to the people who need it. This excludes many of the larger organizations, unfortunately.