9/11 Tribute Center programs are offered throughout the year. Lectures, educational workshops and support programs are available to unite family members who lost loved ones, survivors, Lower Manhattan residents, rescue and recovery workers and volunteers who assisted in the aftermath of 9/11. Visit tributewtc.org for a schedule of upcoming programs and events.
In the spring of 2014, Chris Waltenburg is hiking the Appalachian Trail (at 60 years old) to support the Brent Woodall Foundation for Exceptional Children. The hike will cover more than 2,000 miles and will raise more than $10,000 for autistic children. You can learn about the details of Chris’s hike here, follow his journey here and learn about Brent Woodall and the foundation in his name here.Find out more »
From now through April 30, 2014, the Metro New York Chapter Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) are collecting gently-worn shoes in good condition in any style and size. The shoes that we no longer want or wear are creating sustainable economic means in other countries. Recipients of these shoes are eternally appreciative and incredibly resourceful with the shoes they receive. Your gently-worn shoes have life-changing impact in them. Please share this with your friends and family. Please contact COPS at…Find out more »
Many mementoes and letters shared in the impromptu memorials after the Boston Marathon bombing will be on display as an exhibit called Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial. The exhibit will be on display at the Boston Public Library until Sunday, May 11, 2014. Running shoes, stuffed toys, signs, banners and other mementoes from around the world can be viewed. The entire Copley Square memorial has been saved. To view a digital archive of letters, please click here. Boston…Find out more »
Zeninjor Enwemeka, Boston.com The Boston Public Health Commission is offering a series of counseling sessions with trained clinicians to help people cope with the upcoming anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. “We understand that the anniversary may trigger a lot of emotions for anyone impacted by last year’s attack, and we want to make sure people have access to the support that they may need,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the executive director of BPHC. Drop-in counseling services will be provided…Find out more »
FDNY firefighter Daniel O’Shea, 38, of Engine 316 is urgently in need of a kidney donation. FF O’Shea has been diagnosed with iGa nephropathy. This is not currently a disease that has been officially linked to the World Trade Center site after the terrorist attacks, but as his family has no history of the disease, it is certainly possible that his work at the site is responsible for his illness. FF O’Shea’s blood type is O. His donor would also need to…Find out more »
At 1:30pm on April 24, 2014, Edmonds firefighter David Erickson will speak about the 9/11 memorial planned for Edmonds at the Friends of the Edmonds Library meeting. Admission is free. The centerpiece of the memorial will be a 1-ton steel beam from the former World Trade Center. The Fallen Firefighter Memorial Park currently at Station 17 in downtown Edmonds will be enlarged to accommodate the beam. The meeting will be preceded by coffee at 1:00pm. To learn more about the…Find out more »