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
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 www.nybloodcenter.org 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 www.carrfutures.com
Citigroup Employees: for important information, please call (877) 404-2114 or visit www.citigroup.com.
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, http://www.ifccfbi.gov, 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.