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As the world prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Robin Hood Foundation, the largest poverty fighting organization in New York City, has chosen SoundCloud to power the audio portion of their website commemorating the 9/11 tragedy.
Thirty-six hours after the attacks, Robin Hood established the 9/11 Relief Fund, and provided each victim’s family with a no-strings, no-application gift of $5,000 before the holidays. Following the check distribution, Robin Hood received hundreds of moving thank you notes. Celebrities including Mary-Louise Parker, Tom Welling, Arianna Huffington, and current and former Robin Hood board members including Harvey Weinstein, can be heard on the Robin Hood site reading from these incredibly touching letters. The Robin Hood 9/11 Relief Fund would go on to distribute more than $65 million dedicated to helping victims of the September 11 attacks.
You can listen to the readings of these letters on the Robin Hood, 9/11 relief website as well as their SoundCloud page.
Thanks to the amazing team at SoundCloud for all their support on this project.
The Robin Hood Relief Fund was established in the days following 9/11 and remains in operation today. The events of 9/11 affected countless New Yorkers from all walks of life. Meet Marino and Claudette.
The Rolling Stones and one of the most memorable performances from the Concert for New York City. Listen and watch other clips from the concert.
In a special six-hour telecast, The Concert for New York City will air in its entirety on VH1 on Sunday, September 11 from 4pm-10pm.
Every single family who lost someone on 9/11 received a check for $5,000 just in time for the holidays. In most cases, those checks were the first funds the family every received. Within days, their poignant thank you letters started arriving at Robin Hood.
Listen to one letter read by Arianna Huffington.
Listen to other letters here.
The $65 million raised by the Robin Hood Relief Fund after 9/11 went to organizations and individuals all needing support. To view the full list of Relief Fund recipients, click here.
Emary Aronson, Managing Director of the Robin Hood 9/11 Relief Fund, explains the philosophy, approach and activities of the Fund. Listen and find out how Robin Hood worked a range of New York City ethnic populations to provide services to those who needed it most. Learn more here.
This Sunday, we will commemorate 10 years since the tragedy of September 11. Those 77 minutes changed our city and our world. In 2001 we knew we had to find a way to help not only our neighbors, but all the victims of 9/11. Five weeks after 9/11, we organized the Concert for New York City which raised over $35 million. A $5,000 check was sent to every family of each casualty of 9/11, no questions asked, in time for the holidays. Now, 10 years later, there is still more to do. Thousands of adults and children have continuing mental health needs. Help us help them. Visit 911relief.robinhood.org to learn more about the Robin Hood Relief Fund and to find out how you can contribute.