The September 11th attack
How to help
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).
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 fund has been established by the Outdoor Circle in the name of 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.
A benefit with live entertainment and silent auction for victims with Hawai'i families is planned Oct. 18 at Victoria Ward Centre. Tickets, 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, are $25. Call 591-9132 for more information.
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. Participating restaurants include 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; Ruth's Chris Steak House, Sansei and Kengo's at Restaurant Row; Nick's Fishmarket in Waikiki; and Jimmy Lakeside Cafe and Dots in Wahiawa. Call Elissa Josephsohn, 732-7733.
Outback Steak House at Pi'ilani Village Shopping Center in Kihei will sell a $5 chicken and beef plate lunch for drive-through pick-up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The event will be repeated Oct. 14 at the Outback Steak House in Kahana.
Proceeds from the Hawai'i Kai Retirement Community's pancake supper fund-raiser on Saturday from 4:30-7 p.m. will go to people directly affected by the attacks. For more information, call 395-9599 or 396-0720.
The Paradise Cove Luau will donate $3 from every ticket through Sunday to the New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund. Call 842-7911 on O'ahu, 1-800-775-2683 on the Neighbor Islands.