Our Charitable Response to September 11
By Myra Mack and Cynthia Blaschke
The September 11 terrorist tragedies will remain in the forefront of American minds for a very long time. Hundreds of communities across the nation and the world have come together to show unity for the United States in remembrance of this horrible event by having prayer services, fundraisers, and blood drives. Funds have been established and donations have been made to numerous organizations and agencies.
But what can we, Riverdale Park, do to bring our own community together to assist the families of victims--be they employees at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon or of the police and fire departments that risked and lost their lives while saving hundreds? Many residents have already participated individually. The Riverdale Park Police Department assisted with some security details after the September 11 tragedy.
Many of us feel we need to do something together, making us more than just lonely witnesses to our troubled times. It takes all of us "in this village" to come together. The end of the year is quickly approaching and many individuals are carefully considering charitable donations. Here are a few projects and organizations in town that need your support:
A friend recently advocated for "being American in your every deed, in your every act." Please consider these three options to show our town's patriotism by remembering this event and supporting our community.
Please use the form below and send your contribution to: The Town of Riverdale Park, 5008 Queensbury, Riverdale Park, MD 20737. Make checks payable to the appropriate organization. 1) for flags: "Town of Riverdale Park"; 2) for Fire Department: "Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department"; and 3) for FOP: "Riverdale Park FOP Lodge 121".
Myra Mack is a resident of Ward 2 and Cynthia Blaschke is the Ward 2 Councilperson.
Riverdale Park' s Charitable Response to the September 11 Tragedy
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