- In the wake of the worst terrorist attack in
the history of the United States, Greenwich, a community merely minutes from
the devastation in New York, sought assistance and solace from its local
American Red Cross.
- Within 24 hours, the Greenwich Chapter, with
the aid of hundreds of new volunteers, opened a Family Assistance Center in
the Christ Church. Staffed with Red Cross Mental Health workers, the
chapter provided comfort for grieving members of our community.
- Fielding both inquiries from the media, as
well as calls from thousands of families offering blood, time and financial
contributions, the chapter remained opened 24 hours a day for over a
week to handle the activity.
- On Sunday, September 16, a local blood drive
at the YWCA was expanded to10 hours and saw over 350 donors.
- On Monday, September 17, 2000 Vice
Presidential Candidate and Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman visited the
Greenwich Chapter to offer his support and give thanks to the American Red
Cross. First Selectman Lolly Prince was on hand to talk with the
- On Thursday, September 20, Governor John
Rowland honored Servicemen, Fire Fighters, the Police Force, Emergency
Medical Technicians, and the Red Cross at a candlelit vigil at Greenwich
High School. Several local students spoke to the crowd of hundreds
about the courage of rescuers at the disaster sites.