America's bloodiest day
How to help
Donors should call 845-9966 on O'ahu or (800) 372-9966 for an appointment. The Dillingham and downtown donor centers of Blood Bank of Hawai'i will stay open two extra hours through tomorrow, from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Basic requirements: Good health; 18 or older; at least 110 pounds; valid photo ID.
Tripler Army Medical Center scheduled extra blood drives over the next two weeks on all military installations on O'ahu. For the schedule, call the Tripler Blood Donor Center at 433-6195.
CrimeStoppers and the Better Business Bureau have received a number of inquiries about telephone solicitors calling on behalf of the World Trade Center victims. Callers identify themselves as either a fire fighter, police officer or deputy sheriff and request donations for the recent tragedy. Callers ask for personal information such as credit card numbers.
No Honolulu Police Department, State of Hawaii Police Organization, Honolulu Fire Department, Hawaii Fire Fighters Association, State of Hawaii Sheriffs Department or Hawaii State Sheriffs Association representatives are conducting any telephone solicitation on behalf of emergency workers and asking for personal information or credit card numbers.
The American Red Cross will accept money from those wishing to help victims of the terrorist attacks. Checks may be sent to the American Red Cross at 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816. Checks should be made payable to "American Red Cross."
Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW or (800) 435-7669. People also may call 739-8105, donate at the customer service office at Ala Moana Center, or contribute through www.redcross.org.
The Hawai'i Community Foundation has established "The September 11th Fund" to support victims in partnership with local community and financial institutions. The fund is in conjunction with Aloha United Way.
People can donate through American Savings Bank, Bank of Hawai'i, Bank of the Orient, Central Pacific Bank, City Bank, Finance Factors, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawai'i National Bank, HomeStreet Bank, and Territorial Savings. Donations made to the fund at Foodland or Sack N Save stores statewide will be matched as part of the stores' Give Aloha program. Donations can also be mailed to: The September 11th Fund, c/o Hawai'i Community Foundation, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1300, Honolulu, HI 96813; and online at www.hcf-hawaii.org.
The YMCA of Honolulu will collect donations for the Disaster Relief Fund from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at 1441 Pali Highway (Vineyard and Pali). Four radio stations will be broadcasting the event from the parking lot. A brief service will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the lobby, with everyone lighting a candle at 1 p.m., the same time that people around the country will be lighting candles (7 p.m. EST).
Honolulu Community College's Student Senate and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society are collecting contributions for the American Red Cross and accepting donor appointments for a mobile blood bank that will be on campus Sept. 24. A signup table will be outside the campus library from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Monday and Tuesday.
Ala Moana Center will serve as a donation site for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Cash and checks will be accepted at the mall's customer service office. For more information, call Phoebe Saucerman at 695-8649.