The 9/11 Tribute Museum (formerly known as the 9/11 Tribute Center) was founded in 2006 by the September 11th Families’ Association, a non-profit organization, to share the personal stories of family members, survivors, rescue and recovery workers, volunteers and Lower Manhattan residents affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks with visitors. The 9/11 Tribute Museum offers visitors the opportunity to learn factual information about the attacks, the unprecedented rescue and recovery operations and the rebuilding of both Lower Manhattan and of people’s lives from those who were there. These galleries not only tell the stories of 9/11, they also focus on the many ways that people in the 9/11 community have healed by reaching out to help other people affected by trauma and loss. The exhibits culminate in describing “service to the world” and highlight domestic and international projects that have grown out of the compassion people experienced after 9/11. All proceeds benefit educational programs, historical preservation and support for the 9/11 community.