Written By: Alpha Industries
Today marks the 18th anniversary of September 11th, 2001. We remember and honor those who lost their lives or were otherwise affected by the terrorist attacks that forever changed our country.
This Patriot Day, we are highlighting a charity that is committed to helping some of those impacted by the events of 9/11. Tuesday’s Children provides resources and support to those whose lives have been affected by terrorism or traumatic loss. This non-profit was originally founded in 2001 to provide support to the children of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Today, Tuesday’s Children now serves a broad range of communities affected by violence, terrorism, and traumatic events, in addition to continuing support for the victims of 9/11, their families, and the families of fallen service members.
Tuesday’s Children serves many different communities through a variety of initiatives:
-9/11 Family Members: Tuesday's Children serves all members of the September 11th community including, but not limited to, children, spouses, young adults, and individuals.
-Military Families of the Fallen: Tuesday's Children has demonstrated success engaging, mentoring, and blending military families in events and programs that build community and promote resilience.
-9/11 First Responders: Connects First Responder families to other members of the September 11th community.
-International Young Adults Impacted by Terrorism: Tuesday's Children serves international adolescents who have experienced the loss of a family member because of an act of terrorism, violent extremism, or war at Project COMMON BOND
-International Peace Builders: Offers training for international chaperones from organizations that provide services in the fields of conflict resolution, social services, and mental health
-Local and Global Communities Impacted by Terrorism and Traumatic Loss: Tuesday's Children has developed services for local & global communities impacted by traumatic loss, such as those impacted by the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, Pulse Nightclub and Parkland School shootings in Florida, as well as international communities.
In addition to the services they offer, Tuesday’s Children compiled “The Legacy Letters: Messages of Love and Hope from 9/11 Family Members”, a collection of letters from people who lost family members on 9/11.
To learn more about their mission and to donate, visit www.tuesdayschildren.org.