♥ Etsy Angels show their support to the Answer the Call Fund in March ♥
ANSWER THE CALL:
As human beings we are all charged with the idea to love one another as we love ourselves, but there are those among us who live and breathe these words to their very souls. They are represented in every race, color and creed and together they vow to protect and serve their fellow man.
The “Answer The Call” fund was established in 1985 to give financial comfort to the spouses & children of the New York City firefighters and police offices who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Within 15 minutes both of the World Trade Center towers were intentionally struck by aircraft. We knew as a country we had been attacked. While thousands of people rushed to leave the burning buildings hundreds of first responders answered the call and rushed into the inferno to help save those they could.
On September 11th 2001 - 343 New York City Firefighters, 23 New York City Police Officers, 37 Port Authority Police Officers and 15 EMT Personal were killed in a horrific act of terrorism. The families, spouses & children of these heroes are left to carry on after this senseless & catastrophic attack.
The Answer the Call fund has been depending on the generosity of citizens for it’s funding since its inception in 1985. In 1987 the fund provided 320 families with annual financial assistance. After 9/11 their efforts expanded to include the families of Port Authority officers and EMS. By 2008, they made the same annual financial commitment to nearly 700 families.
Don’t let the words “We Will Never Forget” become a cliché or a passing thought – please won’t you Answer the Call to help the families of those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice without question or hesitation.
During the month of March the Etsy Angels team will be helping to raise money for the Answer the Call fund. You can help in three ways either by donating proceeds or a portion of the from sales you make as an Etsy shop owner, by making purchases from the participating shops or by making a monetary contribution to a paypal account that will be set up to collect the funds for this months drive. Please remember that even small donations when combined with others can make a difference.
The families of these heroes still need our help we need to show them.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
-Written by Annie of MyMiniMocs
Please visit the following link for more information about this benefit, and find out how YOU can help.
Thanks! Cindy Joy of Bundles of Joy