Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund
The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund’s mission is to ensure that future generations remember September 11, 2001 as a day of loss and tragedy, and also as a day of heroism and sacrifice. We do so by remembering and honoring those that lost their lives on 9/11/01, including 19 with Michigan connections, and by celebrating and thanking the brave men and women across Michigan who protect and serve our local communities and the nation on a daily basis.
The memories of September 11, 2001 are often a burden borne silently and respectfully. Sadly, those memories are fading, even though the wounds are still fresh for those that lost loved ones. The Fund was founded by survivors of 9/11, who know that without the selfless actions of strangers, they too may have perished that day.
The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund carries out its mission with programs such as the annual 5K run/walk, a 9/11 reflection essay contest for Michigan high school students, and maintaining our website that honors the 19 people with Michigan connections that lost their lives on 9/11/01. We also plan to include a one-stop list of 9-11 memorials across the state and are in the planning stages to add new programs such as a Michigan community hero recognition program. Our efforts give us the ability to keep the significance of 9/11/01 alive for the people of Michigan and to continue honoring our everyday heroes.
Please contact us if you wish to share your own story from that day by emailing MichiganRemembers@gmail.com. Stories and monetary donations can also be submitted by mail to: The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund 1555 Watertower Place, Suite 100 East Lansing, Michigan 48823.
The fund is a registered non-profit corporation with the State of Michigan, and qualifies as a private operating foundation to which donations are deductible as allowed under section 501(c)(3) of federal tax laws.