The September 11th attack
How to help
"Military-eligible" Blood donors
Blood Bank of Hawai'i donors should call 845-9966 on O'ahu or (800) 372-9966.
"To make sure the military has a sufficient blood supply military-eligible" donors are urged to call Tripler Army Medical Center's blood donor center, 433-6195. Military-eligible donors include active-duty military personnel and their dependents, retired military personnel and their dependents or Department of Defense employees.
Lutheran Brotherhood's Hoaloha Branch will match donations to the Suffolk SPCA, which helps support search-and-rescue dogs and their handlers assisting at the World Trade Center. More information is available online. Donations will be taken at a pet blessing today at 10 a.m. at Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church, 5339 Kalaniana'ole Highway in 'Aina Haina; or send checks made out to the Hoaloha Branch with a note on the memo line designating the Suffolk SPCA to Alice Noble, branch treasurer, 280 Alaeloa St., Honolulu, HI 96821-1021.
Dine for America will hold benefit dinners in restaurants nationwide on Thursday. Proceeds go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Participants include Payao Thai, Ocean Club, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Sansei, Kengo's, Jose's Taqueria, Boomerangs, and Subway at Restaurant Row; Dixie Grill on Ward Avenue and in 'Aiea; Auntie Pasto's on Beretania Street and Kapahulu Avenue; Compadres Bar & Grill at Ward Centre and Maui's Lahaina Cannery; Ryan's in Ward Centre; Kincaid's in Ward Warehouse; Palomino in Harbor Court; Nick's Fishmarket in Waikiki; Big City Diner on Wai'alae Avenue, and Jimmy Lakeside Cafe and Dots in Wahiawa. Restaurant Row will provide live entertainment in the center courtyard from 7 to 9 p.m. by Dita Holifield. Call Elissa Josephsohn, 732-7733.
An all-ages music benefit for the families and victims of Sept. 11 will be held Saturday from 4 to 11 p.m. at the Kona Brew Pub in downtown Kailua-Kona. Tickets are $10 per person. All money will be donated to the New York City Firefighters 911 Disaster Relief Fund. The concert will feature an eclectic mix of bands from West Hawai'i and Hilo, including Redemption, Ruckus, the Neil Barnett Band, Moemoea, Dan-O, Living in Question, and the Redd Dirt Band. Call, (808) 883-1107.
A benefit with live entertainment, free pupus and desserts, two cocktails and a silent auction for Hawai'i families of victims is planned Oct. 18 at Victoria Ward Centre. Tickets are available at Ticket Plus locations Charge by Phone: 526-4400, Blaisdell Arena Box Office, Ward Warehouse ticket booth, Ryan's Palomino and Kincaid's restaurants, and cost $25. Call 591-9132.
The September 11th Fund is supported by The Hawai'i Community Foundation, Aloha United Way and community institutions. Donations can be made at American Savings Bank, Bank of Hawaii, Bank of the Orient, Central Pacific Bank, City Bank, Finance Factors, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawai'i National Bank, HomeStreet Bank, Honolulu City and County Employees Federal Credit Union and Territorial Savings. Donations also can be made at Foodland or Sack N Save stores, as well as Star Markets. Mail donations to The September 11th Fund, c/o Hawai'i Community Foundation, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1300, Honolulu, HI 96813.
The Christine Snyder Tree Education Fund has been established by the Outdoor Circle for local environmentalist Christine Snyder, who was on United Flight 93. Contributions can be made by calling The Outdoor Circle at 593-0300.
The family of Maile Hale, a 1993 Kaiser High School graduate who had been attending a conference at the World Trade Center, has set up a scholarship fund in her honor. The scholarship will go to the Williams College/Mystic Seaport maritime studies program. Send contributions to The Labaree Scholarship Endowment Fund, c/o Williams-Mystic, P.O. Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355. The Rotary Club of Honolulu also is accepting donations in Hale's honor for the Children's Justice Center. Checks can be made out to the Rotary Club of Honolulu, 2259 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816; write "donation for Maile Hale" on the memo line.