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Donate To Rescuers Fund

Help Through United Way
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Volunteer Groups Needed at JFK Airport
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Needed
Volunteer Relief Workers Needed In Brooklyn
Volunteer For A NYC Union
Volunteers Needed in DC
Volunteer In New Jersey
Volunteer to Talk with WTC Victims
Civil Air Patrol Volunteers Needed in NY
Volunteers Needed to Work With Grieving Children
Surgical Liaison Volunteer Needed in NYC Hospital
Volunteer Opportunities With The American Red Cross
Volunteers Needed To Assist Military Personnel And Families
Foster Grandparents Offer Support for Your Child
Administrative Volunteers Needed In Connecticut

Donate To Rescuers Fund
The New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund was established on behalf of firefighters, EMS and rescue workers who died in the terrorist attacks. To contribute to this fund, please contact New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund, c/o International Association of Firefighters, P.O. Box 65858, Washington, DC 20035; 202-737-8484; {www.firedonations.com}.
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Help Through United Way
United Way of New York City can direct those in need to emergency shelter, food banks, emotional support and more. They have established a special fund where people can contribute money to help those affected by the terrorist attacks. For more information and assistance contact United Way of New York City, 2 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016; 800-710-8002; 212-251-2500; {september11fund.org}.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
is urging those interested in helping victims of the apparent terrorist events to give blood or cash donations. Those interested in giving blood should call the American Red Cross blood donation hotline, at 1-800-448-3543. The American Red Cross can accept cash donations through 1-800-HELP NOW, and the Salvation Army can accept financial contributions through 1-800-SAL ARMY. Persons who wish to donate their services should contact their local American Red Cross office. FEMA does not accept donations, but works closely with volunteer agencies that provide a wide variety of services after emergencies, including childcare, crisis counseling, sheltering and food.
For more information about voluntary organizations active in disasters, go to www.nvoad.org.
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Volunteer Groups Needed at JFK Airport

Cross-Cultural Solutions is an independent, non-religious, nonprofit organization that employs volunteer humanitarian action to empower local communities, foster cultural sensitivity and understanding, and contribute grassroots solutions to the global challenges of providing health care, education, and social development. They need groups of about 15 - 20 volunteers per day throughout the month of October to work from 9am to 5pm at JFK Airport, sorting through the many Salvation Army donations (food, clothing) that people have sent to help with the disaster. *In an effort to minimize administrative work, Cross-Cultural Solutions asks that only pre-formed groups (businesses, places of worship, clubs, etc.) apply to volunteer. Contact Cross Cultural Solutions, 47 Potter Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801; 914-632-3586; {Email: info@crossculturalsolutions.org}.
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Aircraft Owners & Pilots Needed
Miracle Flights For Kids seeks to improve access to health care by providing free air transportation for sick or injured children to hospitals across America. They have an urgent need for aircraft owners in every state! Participate in the Project Hero Program and help them expand their network of aircraft. If you are a qualified, licensed aircraft owner and/or pilot, please contact them, or visit their website. With your help, kids will not have to wait to access treatment. Contact Miracle Flights For Kids, 2756 N. Green Valley Pkwy, #115, Green Valley, NV 89014-2120; 702-261-0494; {www.miracleflights.org/}; {Email: pilots@miracleflights.org}.
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Volunteer Relief Workers Needed In Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Bureau of Community Services is seeking volunteers to conduct face-to-face interviews with individuals seeking emergency financial assistance and other help. Listen to stories, identify and record immediate financial needs, discuss cases with senior staff members and assemble paperwork to process assistance checks. Volunteers must commit to one weekday shift from 8:30-1:00 or 1:00-5:00 (M-F). Contact Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service - Main Office, 285 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217; 718-875-0710.
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Volunteer For A NYC Union
The New York City Central Labor Council brings together more than 375 local unions from every trade, occupation and sector of the New York economy. Representing 1 million workers, the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has a Labor Support Center to provide information, referrals and assistance to all working families affected by the World Trade Center disaster. If you would like to volunteer, please call the hotline. Volunteers are assigned to appropriate locations based on needs and skills. Contact NY Central Labor Council, 386 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016; 212-685-9552; Fax: 212-685-9557; Volunteer Hotline: 800-506-0036; {Email: nylaborresponse@ipbsites.com}.
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Volunteers Needed in DC
Every month, Greater DC Cares offers nearly a hundred volunteer projects throughout the Washington, DC region. Greater DC Cares coordinates and manages volunteer projects within seven critical issue areas: Children & Families, Elderly, Hunger & Homelessness, Affordable Housing, Environment, People Living with Disabilities, and People Affected by HIV/AIDS. You can help make the greater Washington area a better place to live, work and play. And it's easier than you think! You don't need special skills. You don't have to make a long-term commitment. You don't even have to do the same thing twice Find out how you can get involved and what is available by coming to one of our weekly volunteer orientations. Contact DC Cares, 1411 K Street, NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005; 202-289-7378; {Email: kneely@dc-cares.org}.
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Volunteer In New Jersey
Jersey Cares organizes motivated individuals with busy schedules for team-oriented service projects that effectively address the diverse needs of our community. Jersey Cares seeks to promote the ethic of community service among concerned citizens and to channel volunteers into activities that produce positive change in the lives of people who need their help. Volunteer projects span a variety of interests including tutoring, preparing food at soup kitchens, building and repairing homes, spending time with "medically fragile" infants and sorting donations. Most projects take place on nights and weekends. Contact Jersey Cares, 310 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960; 973-644-4952; Fax: 973-397-2992; {Email: info@jerseycares.org}; {www.jerseycares.org/specialevents.htm}.
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Volunteer to Talk with WTC Victims
Brooklyn Bureau of Community Services needs volunteers to conduct phone intakes with individuals seeking emergency financial assistance and other help related to the WTC disaster. Volunteers must be able to commit to one weekday shift 8:30-1:00 or 1:00 - 5:00 (M-F). Public Transportation reimbursement is available. Volunteers needed from October 3rd through November 2002. Contact Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service - Main Office, 285 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217; 718-875-0710.
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Civil Air Patrol Volunteers Needed in NY
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the civilian volunteer auxiliary of the United States Air Force and is charged with inland search and rescue of lost aircraft, civilian and military. They also are involved in humanitarian services/disaster relief, Aerospace Education of the people of the United States and Cadet (Teen) training in all the above areas, including communications, navigation, aerospace history, flight, first aid, etc. CAP is looking for volunteers over the age of 21, who wish to give support in cadet training and/or provide ground or air support on search and rescue missions. Candidates must not have a felony record and submit fingerprint card to FBI database. Contact NYS ARMORY, Old Orangeburg Rd., Orangeburg, NY 10962; 845-623-4526.
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Volunteers Needed to Work With Grieving Children
The Healing Center is a unique support group program for grieving children ages 5-12 who have experienced the death of a parent, sister, brother or significant other. The Healing Center staff believes that every child deserves the right to grieve and express their pain in a safe and supportive space. Volunteers are needed to facilitate children's support groups, play, interact and support grieving children. Volunteers will receive training and support and must be willing to commit to the hours of 5:30-9:00 pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Contact The Healing Center, 339 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 718-780-1899; {Email: healingcnt@aol.com}.
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Surgical Liaison Volunteer Needed in NYC Hospital
St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital, located westside of Manhattan, is committed to providing outstanding health care to the New York City community as well as sponsoring quality education for health care professionals and research to advance medical knowledge. St. Lukes is currently looking for volunteers to assist families of surgical patients and hospital staff. Volunteers are needed to create and maintain a line of communication between hospital staff and family members, provide information on operating room scheduling, & direct family members to the cafeteria, phones, chapel, and neighborhood resources. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, detail-oriented, compassionate, patient, and a team-player. Contact St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital, 1000 10th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019; Susan Fenton (Corporate Director of Volunteers); 212-523-7155; {Email: sfenton@slrhc.org}.
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Volunteer Opportunities With The American Red Cross
Each year over one million Americans serve as Red Cross volunteers serving local community needs such as helping people in emergencies, providing half the nation's blood supply, teaching first aid and CPR courses, delivering emergency messages to members of the military and organizing programs for the elderly and youth. Red Cross volunteers work directly with people, serve as managers and advisors and provide behind the scenes support. Your local Red Cross can work with you to provide rewarding experiences and opportunities to utilize your talents and serve your community. Free training is provided. Check your local listings for an American Red Cross in your area. Contact Yvonne Bell White, Volunteers, Youth, & Nursing, American Red Cross Headquarters, 431 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006; 202-639-3130; {Email: WhiteY@usa.redcross.org}; {Volunteer Website: http://redcross.volunteermatch.org}.
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Volunteers Needed To Assist Military Personnel And Families
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc. (TAPS) provides services at no cost to military members and families who have lost a loved one on active duty in the military. TAPS provides services throughout the United States and across international borders. These services are available to grieving survivors 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Their mission is to bring hope, stability and healing in times of emotional and financial chaos. With the assistance of volunteers, TAPS provides a helping hand to guide the survivor through military channels to apply for survivor benefits and arrange for a proper military burial, to receive counseling and peer support and many other services. Contact TAPS, 2001 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20009; 202-588-TAPS; {Email: info@taps.org}.
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Foster Grandparents Offer Support for Your Child
Foster Grandparent Program is a non-profit volunteer program sponsored by the Corporation for National Service. Foster Grandparents offer emotional support and enrich the lives of children in need. The programs are made up of Senior Corps Volunteers that by offering their friendship, encouragement and time make a tremendous difference in life of a child. For more information on program sites in your state contact Jackie Aker; 202-606-5000 x304; {E-mail: jaker@cns.gov}; or Jan Newsome; 202-606-5000 x325; {E-mail: jnewsome@cns.gov}; {www.cns.gov/stateprofiles/highlights}.
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Administrative Volunteers Needed In Connecticut
Since 1982, AmeriCares has altered the lives of countless people around the world, delivering emergency humanitarian relief and long-term care to victims of disasters, both natural and man-made. AmeriCares is currently in need of local, Connecticut-based volunteers to answer phones and mail AmeriCares informational packets to potential donors. Their administrative volunteers also stuff envelopes for mass mailings, make photocopies, organize photo files and attend to a wide array of clerical duties. Contact AmeriCares Foundation, 161 Cherry St., New Canaan, CT 06840; 800-486-HELP; {Email Doreen Hedger: dhedger@americares.org}.
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