World Cares Center Remembers September 11, 2001

- A Note from Founder, Lisa Orloff

On the morning of September 11, 2001, over 2,900 people lost their lives in New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, at the hands of the worst terrorist attack in history. As we approach the 20th anniversary of September 11th, World Cares Center takes a moment to reflect on the lasting impact of that day’s events. We offer our support and condolences to all affected by September 11th. We honor those that have been lost and hold high, with hope, the spirit of community that emerged in the greatest time of need.

In the aftermath of September 11th, New York City, and the United States as a whole, came together, in mourning, in remembrance, and in hope. We came together to memorialize those we had lost. We came together to rebuild New York City and the Pentagon. And, we came together to help each other through an unimaginable tragedy.

On the morning of September 12th, I arrived at the Jacob Javits Center, looking to lend support in any way possible. What started as a volunteer effort quickly transformed into the organization of hundreds of volunteers and countless supplies in support of the rescue workers. Over the days, weeks, and months that followed September 11th, World Cares Center was born. Throughout the past 20 years, our mission of easing harm, suffering, and loss caused by disasters has allowed us to support disaster relief efforts around the globe, from Louisiana to Japan to Haiti, as well as at home.

As New York is once again facing an unprecedented crisis, this time taking the form of a global pandemic, it is important to remember the unity displayed by our city and country in the aftermath of September 11th. We once again are being asked to come together in remembrance and in hope, supporting our families and communities and building towards a better tomorrow.

We mourn those we lost and the destruction on September 11, 2001, and give thanks to everyone who sacrificed a part of themselves to help those in need.

Never Forget.


Our Mission

Empowering communities to save themselves!

World Cares Center’s mission is to reduce the harm, suffering, and loss caused by disasters through the empowerment of underserved, at-risk communities to prevent everyday accidents and react as educated and skilled ready responders when disasters occur. WCC believes that resiliency is best promoted when all facets of communities are prepared to respond to disasters together to mitigate their inherent risks, thereby reducing human and economic loss and suffering.

Everyone can be a Ready Responder!

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