February 15, 2008
As many of our readers know, long after the dust settled at ground zero, our nation’s first responders are still feeling the toxic effects of that dust– as some 70% of 9/11 rescue workers are sick and dying.
Now 1stResponders1st. com is trying to generate money and support for those heroes in a "money bomb" on February 16th.
An estimated 50,000 fire fighters, police, EMTs, national guard, military and other volunteers are suffering from exposure to ground zero– and stand to be forgotten by the country they aided in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
Lung problems, leukemia & other cancers, including asbestosis have caused too many of our heroes to become deathly ill. On top of that, many 9/11 heroes have been too sick to work and have received NO benefits or other help from either local or national government efforts.
The FealGoodFoundation.com donated about $100,000 to first responders last year, but it needs even more money this year. WeAreChange.org raised more than $14,000 for responders last year and has spent a lot of time spreading the word about their needs.
Police and Fire Fighters, how can your brothers be allowed to slip through the cracks?
Americans, how can the heroes who heeded the call on the day of 9/11 be now allowed to be forgotten and forsaken?
People of the world, nearly 3,000 unfortunate people perished in the collapse of the Twin Towers, but now 50,000 will die from the fallout and continued aftermath of 9/11– can we really stand be while so many die from neglect and abandon?
Create change… because real change starts with you.
Raise awareness, help pay medical bills and save our heroes’ lives. Please donate at www.1stResponders1st.com on February 16th. Then spread the word to everyone you know, because surely, their struggle has only begun.
This article was posted: Friday, February 15, 2008 at 4:49 pm