September 11th - Remembering And Helping|
(Thursday, September 20, 2001 - 14:30 EDT)
As the search for survivors continues, the shocking news of last week's terrorist attacks on the United States still dominates news coverage and remains fresh in our minds. CNN's 'Larry King Live' yesterday carried a particularly heart-breaking interview with the head of one of the firms worst-hit by the disaster. Brokerage firm Cantor Fitzgerald's Chairman and CEO, Howard Lutnick, described how his company's offices were on floors above the level at which the hijacked aircraft crashed, effectively trapping employees and leading to a large number of dead and missing employees.
It seems likely that the company will have lost 1000 or more employees, and understandably they are struggling to cope with the devastating impact of this, both emotionally and financially. We would like to appeal to our readers, if you can even afford just a few dollars, to make a donation through the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund website. Information for employees and relatives can be found on Cantor's main website. If you know the whereabouts of any Cantor employees or are an employee who has not yet checked in with the company, you can find contact information here.
For information on other ways to offer help victims of the terrorist attacks, please read our earlier news item. This item also contains an important warning against fraudulent telemarketing scams seeking to profit from the disaster, and you can find more helpful information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency website.