By Alice Kenny
Thirteen years later we remember clearly loved ones lost and heroes who risked their lives trying to save them during the overwhelming tragedy we now refer to simply as “9/11.”
We all feel it. And like most, we at Catholic Charities wish there were no tragedies, no children left alone to grieve, no communal catastrophes we mourn together. But whether a crisis is personal or communal we stand in the forefront of response.
After 9/11, Catholic Charities helped found the 9/11 United Services Group, a consortium of 13 major human services agencies coordinating aid to World Trade Center victims. Msgr. Kevin Sullivan served as its first chairperson.
Thanks to the generosity of so many, Catholic Charities helped nearly 10,000 individuals, providing counseling, scholarships, employment assistance, service coordination and crucial financial aid.
We invite you to share your memories to honor those loved and lost here in the comments section below and on Facebook.