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More Ways to Help

Story posted September 13, 2001

In addition to donating blood at the September 19 Bowdoin blood drive, there are many other ways you can help in the recovery from the September 11 attack on America.

September 11 Fund
Established by the United Way of America and the New York Community Trust, in response to the attacks. Donations may be sent to the United Way, 2 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016, or by calling 212-251.4035, or on the web .

International Association of Fire Fighters
Help fallen fire fighters and their families, online at .

New York State Fraternal Order of Police Fund
Help police and their families affected by the tragedy, online at .

New York Times Neediest Cases
Online at or sent to The New York Times, 9/11 Neediest Fund, PO Box 5193, General Post Office, New York, NY 10087.

American Red Cross
Secure, online donation to the relief efforts at or call 800-HELP-NOW (435-7669) or 800-257-7575 (Spanish).

Catholic Charities USA
Nationwide mobilization in aid of victims and their families. Mail contributions to Catholic Charities, PO Box 25168, Alexandria, VA 22313-9788, or online at .

United Jewish Communities
UJC Emergency Relief fund for victims and families. Checks payable to UJC Emergency Relief Fund may be sent to: UJC Emergency Relief Fund, 111 Eighth Avenue, Suite 11E, New York, New York 10011. Online at .

The Salvation Army of NYC is in need of supplies for rescue workers. Bowdoin is working with the Salvation Army of Bath/Brunswick to collect some of these supplies and ship them to New York. You can drop off the following items at a collection box in the David Saul Smith Union. Items will be shipped as the box fills up.

  • Dust masks
  • Toothbrushes
  • Bottled Water
  • Nail Brushes
  • Garbage bags
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Gatorade
  • Snacks: Granola bars, Kudos, Power Bars, etc.
  • Tee shirts (plain work shirts)
  • Work gloves
  • Heavy socks

A collection box is also available at Applebee's, 1232 Brighton Ave., Portland.

The K-9 units assisting in the rescue effort are also in need of supplies. Fetch, a pet store in Portland, is taking donations for eyewash and earwash for dogs. Stop in or send a check to Fetch, 102 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101.

For more information on helping victims, visit .

The United Way of New York and the New York Community Trust have established a fund to help the victims of the attacks and their families. The September Eleventh Fund will provide immediate support to established emergency assistance agencies. Anyone wishing to contribute may send donations in care of United Way, 2 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016, or call 212-251-4035. Donations are also being accepted on the United Way of New York City's Web site: .

American Red Cross, cash donations: 800-HELP-NOW.

Salvation Army, cash donations: 800-SAL-ARMY.

Trained medical personnel willing to go into Manhattan to assist victims and emergency workers may call 516-656-9254 or 516-656-9252. The City of Glen Cove, New York, is coordinating transportation of medical personnel via ferry to Manhattan.

To find out more about giving blood in your area, call the American Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

Friends and family wishing to check on passengers and flights may call:
American Airlines 1-800-245-0999
United Airlines 1-800-932-8555

FBI tip Web site:

Report Attacks FBI Hotline: 866-483-5137.

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