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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, September 25, 2001

The September 11th attack
How to help

Advertiser Staff


• Blood Bank of Hawai'i donors should call 845-9966 on O'ahu or 800-372-9966. Basic requirements: good health, 18 or older, at least 110 pounds, valid photo ID.


• The state of New York has established a New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund to support the emergency response effort and victim assistance. Donations may be sent to New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund, P.O. Box 5028, Albany, NY 12205, or call (800) 801-8092.

• Checks may be sent to the American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816. Checks should be made payable to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Call 739-8105, go to www.redcross.org or call toll-free: (800) HELP-NOW (800-435-7669).

• Ala Moana Center and Pearlridge Center are serving as donation sites for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Pearlridge will accept donations through Oct. 3.

• The Hawai'i Community Foundation, with Aloha United Way and community and financial institutions, has established a September 11th Fund to support victims. Donations can be made through 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 statewide, and a portion will be matched as part of the stores' Give Aloha program through Sept. 30. Donations can be mailed to The September 11th Fund, c/o Hawai'i Community Foundation, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1300, Honolulu, HI 96813, or made online at www.hcf-hawaii.org.

• To contribute to the New York Fire Fighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund, drop off checks at any O'ahu fire station between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. when the company is in quarters. Mail checks to the Hawai'i Fire Fighters Association, Local 1463 IAFF, AFL-CIO, 2305 S. Beretania St., Room 202, Honolulu, HI 96826.

• Donations can be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 620, Honolulu, HI 96809, or visit the Web site: SalvationArmyHawaii.org.

• A collection for victims has been started by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai'i. Members and friends are asked to contribute to their local temples, with checks indicating the money should go to the National Disaster Relief Fund Drive. The collection will go to the American Red Cross or other appropriate organizations. For information, call 522-9200.

• A fund has been established by The Outdoor Circle for local environmentalist Christine Snyder, killed on United Flight 93. Snyder was the Outdoor Circle's certified arborist and project manager of landscape and planting. Contributions can be made to the Christine Snyder Tree Education Fund by calling The Outdoor Circle at 593-0300.

• The family of Maile Hale, a 26-year-old 1993 Kaiser High School graduate who has been missing since attending a Sept. 11 conference at the World Trade Center, has set up a scholarship fund in her honor. The scholarship will go toward the Williams College/Mystic Seaport maritime studies program that Hale attended while she was at Wesleyan University, from which she graduated in 1997. Contributions can be sent to the endowment fund named for Benjamin Labaree, the professor who founded the semester-at-sea program, at: 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, which aids victims of child abuse. Checks can be made out to the Rotary Club of Honolulu, 2259 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816, with "donation for Maile Hale" written in the memo portion.

• The Hawai'i State Bar Association will donate half of the proceeds from its annual fund-raising dinner to the September 11th Fund; Nov. 20, Hilton Hawaiian Village, with silent auction and a preview of the Brothers Cazimero holiday show; tickets $100; public welcome. 537-1868.

• For every pizza purchased at the regular price, Papa John's Pizza Hawai'i will donate 20 percent to the Morale Welfare and Recreation divisions of each branch of service in Hawai'i and the USO. The donations will go directly toward supporting programs on local military bases.

• Dine for America will hold benefit dinners in restaurants nationwide, including Honolulu, on Oct. 11. Proceeds go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Call Elissa Josephsohn, 732-7733.

• Movie theaters, including the Signature, Consolidated and Wallace theater chains here, will donate 100 percent of proceeds from today's ticket and concession sales to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and the September 11th Fund of the United Way.