How to help

To offer assistance to the American Red Cross, call 1-800-HELP NOW. Checks marked "National Disaster Relief Fund" may be mailed to American Red Cross, PO Box 97089, Washington, D.C., 20090-7089.

Americares has set up two funds, the Heroes' Fund, to support children of firefighters, police, and Port Authority employees who have died, and Aid for Terrorist Attack Victims. To donate, call (800) 486-4357, or go to www.americares.org. Checks - with fund specified - may be mailed to Americares, 161 Cherry St., New Canaan, CT, 06480.

The Salvation Army is accepting donations at local offices. Contributions may be sent to Salvation Army, 2626 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C., 20037 or call (866)399-2684. More information is available at www.salvationarmy.org.

The United Way has set up a fund for victims and families: The September 11th Fund, United Way, 2 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016, (212) 251-4035, or through the website www.uwnyc.org.

The New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund, PO Box 5028, Albany, NY, 12205 or call 1-800-801-8092. For more information, go to www.state.ny.us.

The New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Fund, PO Box 3713, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163.

United Methodist Committee on Relief, Love in the Midst of Tragedy 901125-3, 475 Riverside Dr., Room 330 New York, NY 10115 or call 800-554-8583

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Treasurer's Office, PO Box 865, Boston, MA, 02117-0865.

For tips to the FBI, call (866) 483-5137 or go to www.ifccfbi.gov.

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