Many of remember the terrible events that happened in New York City 12 years ago today. It's changed the way we live in America and has shaped the way we look out for each other ever since. Sadly, there are still many, including the first responders at the World Trade Center, who are still suffering both physically and financially. Read on and learn about some of the best charities you can donate to in order to help the living victims of September 11.
Fealgood Foundation - Founded by first responder John Feal after 8,000 pounds of steel crushed his foot after the 9/11 attacks, the Fealgood Foundation helps first responders who have suffered catastrophic injuries and illnesses. The foundation gives its money to medical care and efforts to educate the public on the problems many 9/11 responders still face today.
Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation - Named after fallen firefighter Michael Lynch, the Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation benefits children who lost relatives on 9/11 through educational grants and more. Since their foundation, they've donated $2.3 million to these children.
Tuesday's Children - Also benefitting children affected by the horrible events of 9/11, Tuesday's Children provides a variety of services including mentoring for children ages 7 to 18, career shadow days, career planning workshops for kids about to graduate from college and more.
VOICES of September 11 - Voices is a charity providing vital information, annual events, and more to commemorate what happened on September 11, 2001. They also work to promote public policy changes on prevention, readiness and response to terrorism.
New York Says Thank You Foundation - The New York Says Thank You Foundation aims to motivate 9/11 first responders, family, and relatives to help complete service projects around the country in thanks to all those that came to New York's help on 9/11. Since 2003, the organization has done everything from help build a special ski facility for wounded veterans in North Dakota; a barn in Georgia for special needs children and animal therapy; and a Chapel in Omaha to commemorate an Omaha Boys Scout camp destroyed by a tornado.