From our friends at the 9/11 Health Watch –
Today, 150 days before the first major deadline of the revised September 11th, Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) , 911 Health Watch released its VCF Deadline Countdown Clock to remind those injured by 9/11 that they may have only 150 days to register with the VCF. 911 Health Watch is making it’s clock available to organizations and websites that may reach injured 9/11 Responders and Survivors.
We hope that as members of 911 Health Watch you will join in spreading the word about this coming deadline.
With the passage of the “James Zadroga, 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010”, the September 11th, Victim Compensation Fund has been reopened to allow 9/11 Responders and Survivors who became ill or on behalf of those who have passed due to 9/11 injuries to apply for compensation for economic and non-economic (pain and suffering) losses stemming from their physical injuries.
By Staff Morning Call
Grant applications are being accepted by the Bill Sugra Memorial Fund from eligible LehighValley nonprofit organizations that help those in need.
In memory of Bill Sugra, who was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, the fund was established by the Sugra family and has distributed more than $300,000 in grants to local organizations, according to a news release.
The deadline to apply is July 1. Grant recipients will be announced in September.
Applications will be available here. Completed applications may be sent to Bill Sugra Memorial Fund, c/o Saint Thomas More Church, 1040 Flexer Ave., Allentown, PA, 18103.
By Stephan Salisbury Philadelphia Inquirer
An artist’s rendering shows the proposed memorial.
A proposal for a Franklin Square 9/11 memorial that was to go before the Philadelphia Art Commission for review and final approval Wednesday was withdrawn from consideration late Tuesday afternoon.
Featuring fragments from the World Trade Center, a block of granite from the Pentagon, and soil and stones from the Flight 93 crash site near Shanksville, Pa., the memorial first appeared on a revised commission agenda Monday.
The proposal had been backed by an array of powerful city political leaders, including U.S. Rep. Bob Brady and Mayor Nutter.