7update - events of September 11, New York CIty
- Sep 16, 2001Growthcircle Update, September 15, 2001
The events of the last few days have shocked us as they have the rest of
the world. The air is thick with sounds of recrimination and anger.
Political posturing and cries for jungle-justice are muffling stories of
grief and personal tragedy, even as the media plays its own game.
Agencies in the US have set up networks to collect funds for the affected.
The three agencies that are listed on Growthcircle provide humanitarian
assistance and a brief profile is excerpted at the end of this email. We
have set up links through our main page (top right corner) through which
patrons may donate online, securely and directly to aid agencies as well
as find more information on how to donate blood and supplies.
(note: non-U.S. donors may not be eligible for tax benefits on donations
The main page also carries three donor buttons to donate free food to the
hungry, rainforest land and to fund Cancer prevention projects. You may
donate to each cause once a day (per PC) by simply clicking on the buttons
and on the button on the new page that will open. Please try to donate
every day if possible; it will cost you nothing.
The main page carries up to the minute news feeds from Yahoo (Reuters and
the Associated Press) and our 'Global News Update' section carries
substantial coverage and feature stories updated several times a day from
the Guardian (U.K.) and the New York Times, CBS and CNBC (U.S.) which are
available free through the site.
Our own plans are some way from being complete, the site needs some more
tweaking and as the work in India progresses the funds are being held in
trust with IREF and are being withdrawn by the NGOs as and when they need
them for their specified projects. You will receive an update on this
front from them, through us, as their work progresses.
Thank you and God bless.
United way of New York City
United Way of New York City's predecessor organization, The Greater New
York Fund, was founded in 1938 "for the purpose of making one annual
citywide financial appeal to organized business and its employees on
behalf of private social welfare and health agencies in New York City."
Times have changed since the 1930's, but the basic mission of United Way
of New York City has remained unchanged: bringing people together to
address the human care needs in New York city.
FireDonations - NY Firefighter's 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund
FireDonations is owned, operated, and maintained by professional
firefighters in the Pacific Northwest. Their mission is to assist those
who have been adversely affected by fire. Though no amount of money can
replace what has been destroyed by fire, financial gifts can help ease the
hardships that it brings. Fire Donations is a Washington State Non Profit
The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers,
guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the
International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of
disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to
Terrorist Attacks on U.S. - How can you help?
Donate cash, emergency relief information