Support for individuals affected on September 11 continues
September 16, 2013
When September rolls around every year, many individuals decide to extend donations to honor the memory of the more than 3,000 Americans who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Even 12 years later, a number of people still volunteer for and contribute to the charities that help survivors and family members of the victims go on.
For example, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported that the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund continues to have many supporters. The news source said that this charity was created two days after the attacks to help family members cope - almost a quarter of everyone who died that day worked for Cantor Fitzgeral. Since then, the nonprofit has given more than $270 million to individuals and other charities.
"Although the 9/11 families were our primary focus, we had the opportunity to take what we had learned from that community and use it in other natural disasters and emergencies," Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund Chief Executive Edie Lutnick told the news source.
Charities from around that nation have been very active this month to honor the victims. For instance, WMGT-TV reported that Georgia's Kroger grocery store chain recently donated $500 and hundreds of dollars worth of equipment such as smoke detectors and batteries to area law enforcement agencies.
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