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Desaster Aide

Foodlover | Sep 15, 2001 11:40 AM

How Boston Chowhounders can help.

How you can help, how others are helping
The following is an alphabetical list of local, regional, and national organizations and private companies participating in relief efforts in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York, Washington, and U.S. airliners:

American Red Cross
Disaster Relief Fund
Donations may be made at bank branches of Citizens, FleetBoston and Sovereign. Sovereign will match customers' contributions. Checks made out to the American Red Cross also may be mailed:

c/o Citizens Bank
28 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

c/o Sovereign Bank
P.O. Box 841003
Boston, MA 02125

The American Red Cross is also accepting cash donations at its own Website, as well as by mail and phone:
P.O. Box 37243
Washington, D.C. 20013
1-800-HELP NOW
1-800-257-7575 (Spanish)

Also, has partnered in the effort and accepts online donations on behalf of the Red Cross at:

Combined Jewish Philanthropies
of Greater Boston
A newly-created fund
to aid victims of terrorism in the United States:
Terrorism Victims Fund
125 High Street
Boston, MA 02110

Feed the Children
Accepting financial assistance on line or by phone:
(800) 525-7575

Girl Scouts of the USA
Patriots' Trail Council
The Boston troop, in coordination with other local councils around the country and the national organization, is preparing to offer community services that supplement other relief initiatives -- helping pack relief supplies, for example.

For a list of other Girl Scout Councils
locally and nationwide, see:

Greater Boston Food Bank
Disaster Relief Fund
Food Bank officials say monetary donations are preferred at this time, and may be made online or mailed to:
99 Atkinson Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617)427-5200, ext 5066

Massachusetts Emergency
Management Agency
State authorities are compiling a database of volunteers who wish to help in the cleanup effort in New York when the time comes. The number to call is:
(800) 293-4031

Massachusetts Medical Society
The physicians' group is compiling a database of health professionals who wish to help in the cleanup when the time comes. Information is available online:

New York State
Clean-up Volunteer Hotline
New York State authorities are compiling a database of volunteers who wish to help in the cleanup effort in New York when the time comes. The number to call is:
(800) 801-8092

Monetary contributions to assist victims
and their families are also welcomed:
World Trade Center
Disaster Relief Fund
P.O. Box 5028
Albany, NY 12205

New York Police & Fire
Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund
Accepting financial assistance:
Box 3713
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163

New York State
Fraternal Order of Police
www. WTC Police Disaster Fund
911 Police Plaza
Hicksville, NY 11801

The New York Times
9/11 Neediest Fund
Accepting monetary contributions to assist victims and their families:
P.O. Box 5193
General Post Office
New York, NY 10087

The Salvation Army
Seeks donations of food, clothing and medical supplies. A list of needed items and local drop-off centers is available at:

Monetary donations may be made online,
by mail or by phone:
Salvation Army Response -
Attack on America Fund
147 Berkely Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 542-5420, ext. 417

Stop & Shop Supermarkets
American heroes Fund
A newly-created fund to aid families of victims.
Customers may make donations at the check-out register or customer service window. Stop & Shop will match up to $1 million in customer donations.

The United Way
"The September 11th Fund"
The United Way in coordination with its chapters nationwide has established a relief fund to aid victims of the attack. Monetary donations may be made online or by mail through local United Way chapters. Checks or money orders should be made out to United Way - September 11th Fund:

The United Way
of Massachusetts Bay
September 11th Fund
245 Summer Street, Suite 1401
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 624-8000

The United Way
of New York City
September 11th Fund
2 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 251-2500

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