This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, which claimed the lives of 2,977 individuals and injured more than 6,000 others. While the attacks left the nation devastated and reeling in disbelief, they also fostered a moment of unprecedented unity.
In the wake of the attacks, Americans from across the country came together to lend support and raise money for victims and their families, as well as the brave men and women who after the tragedy.
Over the years, a number of 9/11 emergency funds successfully achieved their missions and ended their operations, however, a handful of charities still remain today. The 3- and 4-star rated charities featured in this list are committed to raising money and distributing support to the families of those killed or injured on September 11, 2001 and the first responders who were affected.
To donors, we hope that today you will remember that sense of unity that enveloped all of us twenty years ago by supporting these charities in their continued efforts. You can donate in honor or loving memory of someone who was impacted by the attacks on September 11, 2001. If you are unsure of how to do so, here's a video to guide you.