How to Assist Terror Victims

The best way to help victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States is to donate money for assistance efforts, say relief officials. Agencies are using hotlines to keep victims' loved ones and people who want to help them informed.


The Red Cross

New York Red Cross

WTC Relief Fund

Salvation Army

The United Way

WTC School Relief Fund

American Jewish World Service

American Families Assistance Fund

The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund

AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services (ACCESS)


The New York Blood Center says that immediate needs for blood have been met, but urges volunteers to schedule blood donations now for the weeks and months ahead. Visit for more information on how to help.

Emergency Phone Numbers

NYC Information Hotline: (212) 560-2730

NY Disaster Assistance: (800) 462-9029

Report Missing Persons: (212) 447-2998

NYPD Hotlines: (866) 856-4167

Fire Department Employees: (718) 999-2541

Police Department Employees: (718) 677-8238

City Mortuary: (212) 562-3051

New York Center for Animal Care and Control: (888) 567-8123.

For Employees and Families

AON Corporation: (203) 863-6380

Blue Cross and Shielf: (866) 761-8565

Bank of America: (877) 441-3723

Bear Stearns: (877) 826-2327

Cantor Fitzgerald: (866) 326-3188

Carr Futures: (312) 762-1227 or visit

Citigroup Employees: for important information, please call (877) 404-2114 or visit

Commodity Futures Trading Commission: (800) 765-3277

Deutsche Bank: (410) 895-2029

Empire Cross/Blue Shield: (866) 761-8265

Keefe Bruyette & Woods: (800) 726-0006

Kemper Insurance Co.: (888) 319-1438

Lee Hecth Harrison: (201) 782-3704

Marsh & McLennan: (212) 345-6000

Merrill Lynch: (800) 637-4357

Maxcor Financial: (212) 317-1000

Morgan Stanley: (888) 883-4391

Pentagon Employees: (877) 663-6772

Pitney Bowes: (800) 932-3631

Port Authority (973) 624-6203

Thompson Financial: (800) 545-3540

Lehman Brothers: (888) 534-6268

Windows of Hope, food service workers: David Berdon + Company LLP, 415 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Investigators Ask for Tips

The FBI has created a Web site,, and telephone hotline, (800) 331-0075, for information on possible victims.

Both may also be used by people to report information about the terror attacks.

FBI Tipline: (866) 483-5137

NYPD Tipline: (718) 765-4300

Investigators are asking anyone with video or pictures of people around the World Trade Center at the time of Tuesday's attacks to call: 1 (800) 577-TIPS.