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Donating for WTC attack victims

SEPTEMBER 11 WTC attack left all sane-headed persons shaken. The unofficial death toll is in five figures and many of those who died left their family members shattered. Donations also started pouring in from various quarters and what better medium to contribute than the Net. Here are a few sites that may aid you to contribute for the noble cause.


Helping.org is a non-profit and easy-to-use, online resource designed to help people find volunteer. It also provides tools to help non-profits to use the power of the Internet for organizing, planning, fundraising and publicising their mission and success online. The site provides various options for donating money online. The various relief organisations, which have provided links, are American Red Cross, September 11th fund, Twin Towers Fund, New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund. Beside these, there are some other links that have been provided. ‘Give Blood’ section provides links to American Red Cross and American Blood Centre. The important numbers are provided so that you can get information about your loved ones which were believed to be aboard one of the American or United Airlines flights involved in the attacks. Some other options available are charity search, volunteer, non-profit resources and news.


Charitywave.com is a free online contribution service of Wave Systems Corporation that makes it easy and safe to provide 100 per cent of your donation to worthy causes. It helps to benefit charities and donors who support them. Links to The New York Times 9/11 Neediest Fund and United Way International’s Crisis Relief Funds are provided so that you can donate money online. Donate to charity option provides donation information, donor confidentiality and helps in donor’s queries by providing frequently asked questions option. Charity sign up option helps for apply to participate in charity wave by filling in the application form. The other options available are wave systems and about charity wave which provide the information about charity wave.


National Organisation for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is a private non-profit organisation, founded in 1975 for victim and witness assistance programs. Its main purpose is to promote rights and services for victims of crime and crisis everywhere. Fund for Terrorist Attack Victims option provides you with various options for donating money for terrorist attack victims. One of the options is Online Electronic Check Payment - Secure server, Pay by Check. Other options available are by telephone, by mail and by fax. For making donations through mail or fax print the available form, fill it and then send it at the address given. Help for new Internet users and printing problems is also provided. Other options available provide some information about responses after attack.

— Laxmi Kant Verma