9/11 How to Help: 5 Actions to Take

How you can honor victims and support their families on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
A man pauses to look at a Brooklyn mural in memory of those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center.
Sep 2, 2011
Jenny Inglee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and the Education Editor at TakePart.

This September 11 marks the 10-year anniversary of that fateful day when nearly 3,000 people lost their lives and our country was forever changed. Here are five ways you can honor the victims and support their loved ones.

1. Visit and Donate to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

On the 10-year anniversary, a special ceremony for victims' families will take place at the new memorial at Ground Zero. The memorial opens to the public on September 12. If you live in New York City, schedule a visit, and if you reside outside the city, text HOPE to 80088 to support the National 9/11 Memorial with a $10 donation.

Construction of the National 9/11 Memorial And Museum. (Photo: Getty Images)

2. Attend a 9/11 Memorial Event Near You

There are memorial events happening in local communities across the country. Follow the link to find an event near you.

3. How Has 9/11 Affected Your Life? Share Your Thoughts in a 90-Second Video.

PBS NewsHour is asking you to TakePart in their “9/11 video quilt” by submitting a 90-second video of how the events on Sept. 11, 2001 impacted your life.

4. Reach Out to Families Who Lost Loved Ones in the 9/11 Attacks

Giving $11 for 9/11 helps to build VOICES of September 11th's Living Memorial. The online interactive tribute commemorates those who lost their lives and documents firsthand accounts of rescue workers and survivors in New York, Shanksville and Washington.

Family members of victims gather during the eighth anniversary commemoration. (Photo: POOL New/Reuters)

5. Join the Resilience Movement

Road2Resilience aims to advance national resilience by highlighting innovative ideas in emergency management, homeland security and crisis planning. Join their social media network for daily recommended readings, policy debates and preparedness tips.

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