- How Can You Help?
terrorist attack on the US on September 11, 2001in New York and Washington resulted in a significant
number of injuries and deaths. Many people are wondering how they can
help. Numerous federal and local agencies along with private organizations
are seeking assistance from the public.
Here's what you can do to help:
American Red Cross needs financial and blood donations. Call your
local Red Cross chapter or 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. The Red Cross web
site has been down periodically due to a large volume of concerned
netizens, but may be accessible at:
They are currently most in need of types O and RH negative blood.
The Red Cross also has advice posted on their website that can help
people deal with their
feelings brought about by the terrorist attack.
Among recommendations for coping:
- Talk about feelings
- Ask for help - strong feelings can last for weeks
- Listen to other people and be kind
- Spend time with family and return to the usual routine
- Look away from graphic news videos
- Reassure children that parents will protect them and take every
precaution to keep them safe
- Recall other fearful times that did not last forever
- Do something that could help others
To Make Financial Contributions:
American Red Cross 1-800-HELP-NOW
United Way 1-212-251-4035
Salvation Army 1-800-SAL-ARMY
To Volunteer Services (New York):
FEMA World Trade Center Relief 1-800-801-8092
UNITED AIRLINES -
As a reminder, the toll-free phone number for families in the US
to call is 1-800-932-8555. International toll-free numbers are
United Kingdom: 08458444777 or 02088227766
The Netherlands: 0202013708
AMERICAN AIRLINES -
Customers who wish to receive information about
relatives should call Americanís response number
The ultimate goal is bringing to justice the individuals or
organizations responsible for these horrific criminal acts.
We encourage anyone with any information or tips to
immediately contact the FBI at www.ifccfbi.gov.
Other Internet links: