United Way sending funds to New York

United Way of Northern Nevada is sending $7,000, or 10 percent of the community response fund, to the newly founded fund to provide relief to the victims and families of Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

"There is no greater need our nation will see than this," said John Singlaub, committee member. This money is allocated as needed to meet community needs. Last month the committee approved money from this account to assist the families of Fallon leukemi

"United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra promotes that 99 percent of all funds stay local, helping local people," says Anne Cory, president and CPO, "but when something like this happens, it affects us all. As we unite as a nation, we all become neighbors."

United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra will accept donations to be forwarded to the September 11th Fund.

The September 11th Fund has been established to help the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The purpose of the fund is to mobilize financial resources to respond to the pressing needs of the victims and their families and all those affected by the tragedy.

The September 11th Fund was created by the United Way of America and The New York Community Trust to receive financial donations from concerned Americans across the country. Funds will be administered by the two organizations, which will form a distribution committee to ensure that resources are deployed effectively in New York and other cities affected by these tragic events. The effort is supported by the Council on Foundations.

The fund will provide immediate support to established emergency agencies, such as the American Red Cross. It will also bring together the resources of other nonprofit health and human service agencies. Anyone wishing to contribute to The September 11th Fund may send their financial donations in care of United Way September 11th Fund, 2 Park Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017 (212) 251-4035. Donors may specify the community (New York City, Washington, D.C. or other affected areas) where they would like their contributions to help. Contributions are also being accepted on United Way of New York's Web site at www.uwnyc.org.


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