Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11 Year 11


Year 11.

I watch the TV show, Secret Millionaire, as it is one of the more uplifting shows on TV today. Not too long ago I watched the episode on Sean Belnick. A very young millionaire from New York City. One of the organizations he stumbled upon was Friends of Firefighters. 

FoF was started by a woman who was standing on a bridge looking toward the Manhattan skyline as the Twin Towers were ambushed. To her absolute horror the buildings collapsed that fateful eleventh of September morning.  In a state of shock, she went home and started cooking to keep herself busy. After she had made so much food that she couldn't possibly eat, she threw the meals in her car and hand-delivered them to rescue workers. Day after day, she served the fire and rescue teams hot meals from her little apartment kitchen.

From this small beginning, Friends of Firefighters has developed into a non-profit organization helping not only firefighters, but family members and survivors cope with the aftermaths of this war on America.  Click here to go to their website.  I'm in awe of this non-profit organization and how they are still helping because there is still the hurting. Shockingly, 11 years later, the need is still just as great. Firefighters and First Responders are still reeling from the effects of that morning - mentally, emotionally, and now physically.

Please check out Friends of Firefighters. And if you are so inclined, make a donation to help them help "New York City's Bravest" and their families.  I'm going to, in memory of Michael Vernon Kiefer. 

Because of Him and Unto Him, 


Pam said...

Atrocities keep happening, but so grateful to our God of Hope, and how he uses us one at at time like this story. Thanks for sharing this, Diane.

Floyd said...

That's a great story of a person following their heart. That's the kind of compassion that changes the world...

A Joyful Noise said...

What a challenging woman to be led to feed and encourage the Fire Fighters of 9/11 and then to go on to begin a Non Profit organization.
Thank you for sharing at "Tell me a True Story."

Diane Ronzino said...

Thanks, guys, for taking time to read and share!