Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2010.9.1533
Dimensions: 11 in X 8.5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 27.94 cm X 21.59 cm
Credit Line: The Michael Ragsdale 9/11 Aftermath Paper Ephemera Collection
Flier for a "WTC Rake-a-Thon" event on November 10, 11, 17, and 18 organized by the Cub and Boy Scouts of Forest Hills to raise money for the American Red Cross and Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
The selflessness of first responders and many others on and after 9/11, together with the widely experienced impulse to help others in the aftermath of the attacks, forged a connection between 9/11 remembrance and public service. Immediately following the attacks and continuing long after, many people organized charitable events to raise support for victims' families, first responder agencies, and other philanthropic causes.