Monday, May 2, 2011

9/11 Charities Stay on Mission Even With Bin Laden's Death

When the news of the death of Osama Bin Laden, the Al Qaeda leader and mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, one couldn't help but remember that tragic morning on September 11th, 2001.  Would the families of the victims feel any closure knowing that the man who was responsible for their loved one's deaths had been bought to justice? 

While we can't know exactly what these families are feeling right now, we do know one thing for sure: the 9/11 charities that were set up to help victims of the attacks are committed to the mission they were founded for.  Today, we posted a story on our website that focused on this very issue.  According to this story, while these charities are celebrating the death of Bin Laden, they remain focused on their missions.  Terry Sears, Executive Director of the Manhasset, NY based Tuesday's Children, says she doesn't anticipate any changes to their fundraising efforts.  She also adds that their 10th anniversary commemoration of the 9/11 attacks will continue as planned.

As a matter of fact, there are some who think that the death of Bin Laden might spur even greater giving to 9/11 charities.  Bob Ottenhoff, president and CEO of GuideStar, a charity evaluation service, says that the news might remind people how the nation came together after that fateful day, and the impact these charities had in bringing about that unity.  He added that he hopes the news of Bin Laden's death will be a sort of "reawakening event" that will bring us together again, and also help put more focus on the nonprofit sector.

To read the full article, visit The NonProfit Times' website.

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