September 11th Fund Reaches $60 Million United Way and New York Community Trust Establish

Toll-Free Hotline and Website to Expedite Donations ... ... 1-800-710-8002

    NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Donations pledged to the September 11th
 Fund, created by United Way and New York Community Trust to aid victims and
 their families following Tuesday's terrorist attacks, have surpassed
 $60 million in the three days since the tragedy.
     United Way of New York City and New York Community Trust are now working
 with various emergency services agencies to determine where resources are
 needed most, and how relief services will be provided in these areas.  All
 contributions -- 100 percent of each donation - will be applied toward relief
     In addition, more than 12,000 pledges, totaling more than $1.4 million,
 have been made via the Internet alone -- an average of 5 to 10 pledges per
     In the event an individual would like to donate their tax refund check
 directly to the September 11 Fund, they can do so by signing the back, and
 writing "Pay to the order of United Way -- September 11th Fund."
     All financial contributions, including those from outside the United
 States, can be made as follows:
     Toll-Free Hotline:   1-800-710-8002
     Online: or -- the
              United Way of New York City's web sites with secure area for
              credit card donations
     Mail:    Make checks out to "September 11th Fund"
              C/O United Way of New York City
              2 Park Avenue, New York, NY  10016  U.S.A.
     Interviews:  Ralph Dickerson, Jr., President, United Way of New York City
                  Lorie Slutsky, President & Director, The New York Community
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SOURCE United Way of New York City

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