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Relief at Ground Zero: Remembering 9/11

by Emily Crowe | Sep 11, 2015

On September 11, 2001, the world changed.

Deadly terrorist attacks in New York City killed thousands-- and left many more vulnerable and suffering. Our disaster response volunteers provided trauma counseling to local students and rescue workers at Ground Zero. The volunteers also trained pastors and church leaders in grief counseling.

NY 911 response praying

Today, we reflect on this heartbreaking time and take a moment to give thanks for your support and the life-changing relief it brings to disaster victims around the world.

"I know that just our presence in Ground Zero during those initial days after the attack made a difference," said volunteer Todd Pynch.

"We served as chaplains and counselors and talked and prayed with these rescue workers. Those emergency workers needed to know that God had not abandoned them. When I saw life come back into their eyes, I knew I had made a difference."

NY 911 response church

Please pray with us for those affected by this tragedy, and give thanks for the generous supporters and volunteers who took action.