It may be too late to get one for Christmas, but you will definitely want at least one of your own to carry with you for the rest of your life. I’ve ordered several today.
After much planning and effort a September 11th Commemorative Coin has been struck to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center.
This beautiful collectible coin marks just the beginning of what will be a long-term effort to raise funds for three non-profit charitable organizations including the W5 Firefighters World Trade Center Fund, The New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation and the FDNY Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
Each of these three groups are related to 9/11, firefighter health and safety, and US military veterans- providing important work and activities toward those goals.
They provide services and material assistance to students attending college, US military veterans and burn victims both civilian and firefighter.
The September 11th Anniversary Benefit Fund has been established to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11th, 2001.
The fund-raising project has been undertaken by FDNY Battalion Chief John Salka and a committee of other firefighters and their friends and will be involved in several fundraising operations over the next several years.
All of the proceeds from these fundraising events will be donated directly to these charitable funds for use on their worthy projects and activities.
The W5 Firefighters World Trade Center Memorial Fund
Maintains a WTC monument in Orange County NY and presents college scholarships to high school graduates.
The FDNY Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12033
Steadfast supporters of the rehabilitation of disabled veterans from Brooke, Walter Reed and Bethesda Hospitals; assists the widows and orphans of disabled and needy veterans: promotes Americanism through education in patriotism and service to the community of New York City.
The New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation
A 501(c)(3) public charity, non-profit organization founded in 1975 by firefighters and dedicated to the advancement of burn care, research, prevention, education, and the proper treatment of burns.
For further information and to order these keepsake coins, just click on the coin pictures above, or visit the official fund raising website:
Due to high demand any coins ordered after 12/12/09 will be shipped after Jan 1, 2010.
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