Cygnus Unit Aiding Charity For New York
College Park, MD Cygnus Business Media, the parent company of
Kitchen & Bath Design News and approximately 50 other
business-to-business magazines, is assisting in fundraising efforts
on behalf of the families of the firefighters and emergency medical
personnel who perished in the terrorist attack that destroyed the
World Trade Center Sept. 11
Cygnus, which is headquartered in Melville, NY, said that three
of its business units Firehouse Magazine, Firehouse.com and
Firehouse Expos have entered into a partnership with the
International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) in a major
fundraising effort that will see 100% of the funds donated going
directly to help support the many children, spouses and family
members affected by the loss of the firefighters and EMS workers.
Hundreds of New York City firefighters, police and emergency
workers were among the missing, and presumed dead, after the
jetliner attack by terrorists.
The New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund will be
administered by the IAFF, working with union Locals 94 and 854 in
New York, Cygnus officials announced. All donations to the
charitable effort are tax deductible.
“Our heroes in New York and their families will need a
tremendous amount of support, and this is one way citizens and
emergency responders alike around the world will be able to help,”
said Paul Andrews, vice president of e-commerce at Firehouse .com,
a leading Web site for firefighters.
Donations may be sent to The New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster
Relief Fund by check or money order in care of Firehouse.com, 9658
Baltimore Ave., Suite 350, College Park, MD 20740.