Volunteers Assemble Bicycles for Children of Active-Duty Military and First Responders, Hundreds of Employees from Companies Affected by 9/11 Volunteer for the Event
Our great thanks to Bank of New York Mellon, lead sponsor of the 9/11 Tribute Museum’s 10th Annual 9/11 National Day of Service & Remembrance. They, along with Citigroup, CME Group, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, Sandler O’Neill & Partners LP and Zurich North America supported the efforts of nearly 400 volunteers to build more than 400 bicycles for children of active U.S. military members and first responders – we are very grateful for their contributions and support.
BNY Mellon is committed to supporting our first responders, military members and their families. Every year, hundreds of our employees volunteer during the National 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance as a meaningful way to show support for our troops. The 9/11 Tribute Museum has created a wonderful event to honor our servicemen and women, and we are proud to once again be joining them in this effort.
– Daisey Holmes, Managing Director of Philanthropy at BNY Mellon
A special thanks to Apex Xpress Inc. who delivered the bikes to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as well as to Commissioner Daniel Nigro and the Fire Department of New York City, Deputy Commissioner Robert Ganley and the New York City Police Department, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Assistant Chief Gloria T. Frank and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police Department, the United States Army, Brookfield Place, and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice for generously providing time, services and equipment.
We also wish to thank the USO and Rubenstein Public Relations for their support, as well as Chick-fil-A, Choza Taquería, Eataly Downtown, Epicerie Boulud and Nunu who donated more than 400 lunch vouchers for the hard working volunteers! We are extremely grateful to the entire Westfield World Trade Center team for their support in making the event a tremendous success and allowing us to share with thousands of Oculus commuters and visitors the compassion, resilience and service that has been inspired by 9/11 and is the message of the hope for generations to come.
This year’s 9/11 Day of Service allowed volunteers to commemorate friends and colleagues, and to invoke the ideals of service and humanitarianism that arose in the aftermath of the attacks. For the 10th year Tribute has held this service event, and with your continued support, we will continue this important tradition for 10 more.