How to help
>> American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund: Those wishing to contribute can call 800-HELP-NOW (800-435-7669). Contributions can be sent to the American Red Cross Hawaii at 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816; or on the Web at http://www.redcross.org. Checks should be made to the Disaster Relief Fund. A collection site is set up at the Customer Service Center at Ala Moana Center.
>> Blood Bank of Hawaii: Blood donations will continue to be needed for several weeks. Donors are encouraged to make appointments by calling 845-9966 on Oahu or 800-372-9966 on neighbor islands. Oahu's blood collection is being centralized at 2043 Dillingham Blvd. There also is a downtown center at 126 Queen St. Make an appointment online at http://www.bbh.org.
>> Federal funds have been established to help Army victims and families directly affected by the Sept. 11 attacks. Contributions may be made to Pentagon Victims Fund, Army Emergency Relief, 200 Stovall St., Room 5N13, Alexandria, VA 22332-0600. Phone: 703-428-0000 or 703-325-0463, http://www.aerhq.org. Make checks payable to the Pentagon Victims Fund.
>> Fire Department: The public may drop off checks, not cash, at any Oahu fire station from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Checks should be made payable to the New York Fire 9-11 Relief Fund or mailed to Hawaii Fire Fighters Association, Local 1463 IAFF, AFL-CIO, 2305 S. Beretania St., Room 202, Honolulu 96826.
>> The Hawaii Island Food Bank is asking people to donate cash rather than food. Visit http://www.secondharvest.org, or mail checks, made out to America's Second Harvest, to Hawaii Island Food Bank, 140-B Holomua St., Hilo, HI 96720.
>> Honpa Hongwanji Disaster Fund Drive: Donations can be made at any of Honpa Hongwanji's 36 temples statewide. For more information, call 522-9200.
>> Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society Pentagon Assistance Fund, 703-696-4904, http://www.nmcrs.org.
For civilian victims: Federal Employees Education and Assistance-World Trade Center/Pentagon Fund, Suite 200, 8441 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, CO 80123-3245. Phone: 800-323-4140 or 202-708-4909. Make checks payable to Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund. An additional number is 303-933-7580, http://www.feea.org.
More information regarding donations may be obtained from the Federal Emergency Management Agency at http://www.fema.gov.
>> New York City Police Department World Trade Center emergency information page: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/nypd_wtc_emerg.html.
>> New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund: The state of New York has established a fund to support the World Trade Center emergency response effort and victims' assistance. Call 800-801-8092, or send checks to the New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund, P.O. Box 5028, Albany, NY 12205.
>> The Salvation Army is also accepting donations to help feed, house and comfort volunteers helping in the recovery efforts in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. Checks can be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 620, Honolulu, HI., 96809. You can also donate online at http://www.SalvationArmyHawaii.org. For more information call 440-1861.
>> September 11th Fund: The Hawaii Community Foundation and others have created a fund for victims and families. Contributions can be made at any Foodland, Sack 'n Save and branches of American Savings Bank, Bank of Hawaii, Bank of the Orient, Central Pacific Bank, City Bank, Finance Factors, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii National Bank, HomeStreet Bank and Territorial Savings. Send cash or checks to the September 11th Fund, c/o Hawaii Community Foundation, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1300, Honolulu, HI 96813. Online donations can be made at http://www.hcf-hawaii.org. Call 537-6333.
>> White House resource page on the attacks: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/resources.html