The 9/11 Remembered Team
Our team is a unique blend of people…
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Erick Robertson responded to the World Trade Center with his Search and Rescue Dog Porkchop. As an independent K-9 Handler Erick and Porkchop completed two deployments to Ground Zero assisting in the recovery of victims from the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. Erick continues consulting with groups and organizations dedicated to training and certifying K-9 teams to assist in National and International disasters. For the past 17 years Erick has traveled across the United States speaking about his experiences at Ground Zero as well as educating the public about the many uses of Service Dogs. Having interacted with thousands of people over those 17 years Erick came to understand the unfortunate reality that most people living in this country felt they would never have the chance to visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. This is why he created the 9/11 Remembered project. Quite simply, if you can’t make it to New York City, than we will come to you. Our goal is to visit as many of the estimated 1000 + memorials created after 9/11/2001. Many of these were created with “WTC Steel” cut from the World Trade Center buildings. Despite their size or location, these are the places we plan to go and display the best representation of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum so that others can participate in honoring the 2,977 victims who tragically had their lives cut short on 9/11/2001 as well as the thousands who have since died from certified 9/11 cancers and illnesses. The memorial will also honor the thousands of Armed Forces members who have died in post 9/11 war zones since 2001. We will NEVER FORGET!
Ground Zero Volunteer and CoFounder of The Ground Zero Flag, also known as Ground Zero Volunteers Flag. John Casalinuovo has been been dedicated to keeping that sense of love and unity alive by hosting an open house for 9/11 families, volunteers and responders in Chinatown as well as displaying The Flag on his building since 2002. Following the 9/11 attacks, John and his wife Denise Lutrey responded immediately to the site after witnessing the collapse of the Twin Towers from their roof in Chinatown. Both of them former sheet metal workers, they assisted in various projects throughout the entire nine month cleanup at the site from cleansing people’s eye’s of debris to cutting and removing steel beams. The time spent at Ground Zero has inspired John to start different initiatives to help humanity. One near and dear to his heart is Click4Good. He’s the proud Founder and CEO of Click4Good.org 🌎 and it’s his mission to help the world one online purchase at a time. After witnessing the large number of packages that arrive daily at his building in New York, and how it’s increased over time: he decided to develop his idea to use eCommerce to help the greater good of the world. BOTTOM LINE: Shop online with Click4Good and we'll donate to your favorite charity at no cost to you! #6SecondsCanChangeTheWorld
Armed Forces Veteran and Retired Chicago Fire Department Ambulance Commander Joe Tavitas came to New York in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, participating in the massive search and rescue for survivors and for human remains. His years serving our nation and his city aided him in the long, dangerous task of restoring order at the World Trade Center site. His desire to help began early; at the age of ten he started to assist his father as K9 trainer for various police departments. At 16, Joe began his career with the Red Cross as an EMT, then Paramedic until he joined the Chicago Fire Department where he served for 29 years. In addition to founding 911 K9 International and 911 U.S. Homeland Security Corporation, he has worked with the Chicago Police Department and numerous other police departments and SWAT Teams. He has been an instructor with the Department of Domestic Preparedness and worked with the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies in the use of firearms, explosives, chemical, nuclear, biological and radiological materials. Internationally, he has trained with the Israeli Secret Service Special Forces and their Head of Counter Intelligence, General Avner Bernea, in interrogations and intelligence.
Consultant & Content strategist
Born on the West Coast and raised on The East, this Californian and New Yorker, is a walking, talking paradox. Passionate and driven to find all diverse and beautiful ways to make positive changes in the world we all live in. Knowing “the future is now” and “change without begins with change within” she spends her energy helping guide certain ideas to fruition. Cierra Mazzola is the Co-Founder and COO of Click4Good.org 🌎 the portal that unites consumers and business for a better future. She’s pivotal and proud to help create a free, easy, sign-up free method of enabling online shoppers to direct a donation from our business to many great causes, or to a special cause of the shoppers choice. Her history with this company with heart began because she agrees with the notion that “Business and Social Awareness Should Coexist” and wanted to get involved. Another reason is she realizes that while not everyone can afford to make donations to charity, if someone happens to shop online, they can help good causes by just buying things needed just by getting it through Click4Good.org. Her faith that people everywhere can make a changes in the world by being united and not divided, she strives to prove it by doing her part to combine business and charity, in an incredibly simple and easy fashion. HOW IT WORKS: Click4Good automatically gives on your (the shoppers’) behalf whenever you shop online via Click4Good Portals. No signups, fees or fuss…just you and us united to #DoGood using #Click4Good whenever you use our web or app portals right shopping online. Users can pick a special charity near and dear to their hearts or help all of the causes by not choosing… No matter what decision, the simple choice to use Click4Good before shopping will always help great causes, at no cost to Click4Good users.
private security/fitness coach
Barbara Marion Horn, M.A.
September 11th Community Advocate and St. Paul’s World Trade Center Relief Ministry Volunteer, Barbara Horn was one of thousands of volunteers who provided food, supplies and relief to 9/11 Responders following the attacks thru May 2002. By miraculously surviving the destruction of its neighbors the Twin Towers, St. Paul’s Chapel became a round the clock respite center for those helping during the WTC recovery effort. St. Paul’s also served as the house of worship for our first President, George Washington. President Washington and the representatives of the new US Congress came here to pray after Washington’s inauguration at Federal Hall a few blocks south. This historic Chapel that cared for those who founded our country was able to provide comfort and aid to the responders who came to help after the worse attack on American soil. It is fitting that St. Paul’s be the site of a now annual public ceremony that takes place on the afternoon of September 11th. Since its inception in 2016, Barbara has coordinated the Calling Of The Names Ceremony, which honors deceased 9/11 Responders -rescue and recovery workers and volunteers who came in the days, weeks and months after the attacks and are no longer with us. Please visit the website for more information and to submit names of any deceased 9/11 Responders or Volunteers for remembrance in the ceremony. www.callingofthenames.com
Cyndi Rudder- RN, BSN
Born is St. Louis, Missouri, Cyndi Rudder brings a full array of expertise to the team. She was a First Responder to the Oklahoma bombing in 1995. She has a background as a Police Officer, Firefighter, Paramedic and Registered Nurse. She also was a Police/EMS/ Fire Dispatcher, and holds a FCC license in Communication. She taught EMS, BLS and CPR classes to help others when a tragedy happens. With this background, it allowed her to volunteer with the Red Cross on many types of disasters. She spear headed collections for 911, not just for the families, but also worked closely with the Humane Society to get items needed for animals that were hurt or displaced by tragedies. She spends her time now, also volunteering with the Red Cross, whether working blood drives, sandbagging or being a First Responder. She organizes groups together to make sure fallen soldiers are welcomed home properly at the airport, or on their journey home. It is her passion to keep the memory of all those that lost their lives on 9-11-2001, and to help educate others on what happened on that day, and what continues to happen to those First Responders today.
GOFUNDME: 9/11 REMEMBERED
THE TRAVELING MEMORIAL
DEDICATED TO PROVIDING REFLECTION AND EDUCATION TO EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE
After 9/11, pieces of the World Trade Center were made available to create remembrance memorials which were dedicated across the United States as well as in other countries. These memorials were dedicated so that those who take the opportunity to visit them will NEVER FORGET what happened on 9/11/2001. The 9/11 Remembered Memorial travels across the country to specifically share our 9/11 Memorial with cities across America that have established their own memorials. 9/11 Remembered will be visiting all of these memorials to not only honor them but to also continue their legacy that we NEVER FORGET the day that changed the world forever.
Dedicated to move around America
NEVER FORGET 9/11/2001
A future which we move Across The world
Our vision is to share this Traveling Memorial by visiting over 1,000 9/11 Memorials across America, which were built from “WTC Steel” as well as the scores still being built today. 9/11 Remembered • The Traveling Memorial will be a daily tribute to the thousands lost on September 11, 2001 and to the thousands we have lost since.
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9/11 did not end in 2001.
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GOFUNDME: RESPONDERS OF GROUND ZERO
the people who answered “the call”
After the towers came down on September 11, 2001, people from all walks of life responded to the scene of the attack. EMS workers, fire & police departments, everyday Americans and people of all nationalities from across the globe answered the unspoken call and came to help. Now almost eighteen years later, many people have developed rare cancers and other deadly diseases related to 9/11. They need your help to be acknowledged and treated medically.
SAD 9/11 REALITIES:
There’s some sad truths associated with September 11, 2001…
Many people don’t realize that 9/11 related illness affected more than just the people who were killed in the attack and the responders who answered the call…
“In all, 1,700 first responders and others — including downtown workers, residents and students — have died since the World Trade Center attack. The grim stats came from the federal World Trade Center Health Program.” - The federal World Trade Center Health Program - See NY POST article
“Nearly 10K people have gotten cancer from toxic 9/11 dust” - The federal World Trade Center Health Program - See NY POST article
America was attacked and people from all over the globe answered “The Call” to help. Unfortunately, responding came with a heavy price. Even though The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 is a U.S. law that exists to provide health monitoring and financial aid to the first responders. The system is far from perfect and still faces threats from funding issues and people falling through the cracks of this government run health system. People are being saddled with huge medical bills that they should be getting compensated for but this often takes years. Due to this fact, members of the WTC program face costly bills while seeking treatment and relief of their very serious health problems. The number of Responders and Civilians who have died since 9/11 is expected to surpass the 2,977 who died on 9/11/2001 very soon.