Governor Engler: How Michigan Can Help New York City Relief Effort

Contact: Susan Shafer (517) 335-6397

September 19, 2001


One week after the terrorist attack on New York City, there is still an overwhelming need for assistance, and thousands of Michigan citizens have asked how they can help, Governor John Engler noted today. "To assist that effort, I am encouraging the people of Michigan to make contributions to the newly-created New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund," he said.


"As President Bush said yesterday, Americans have always proven to be a compassionate and generous people when faced with adversity. I encourage Michigan citizens who want to help to make a donation to this fund, knowing that their contributions will make a difference in the lives of thousands of families and will prove -- once again -- that Americans are the most generous people on the face of the earth."


New York Governor Pataki has said, "The tremendous outpouring of support from across the nation has been a true inspiration to all New Yorkers as we work to recover from Tuesday's outrageous terrorist attack. "We welcome all pledges of support to the newly established New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund, which will provide critical support for our ongoing disaster relief and victim assistance efforts. The support we receive from compassionate and patriotic residents of Michigan will never be forgotten by the people of New York State."


People interested in making a contribution are urged to send their contribution in the mail to: New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund, P.O. Box 5028, Albany NY 12205. A toll-free number is also available for people to make contributions, 1-800-801-8092. Because the phone lines are expected to be inundated, people are encouraged to mail their checks.


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