Eastern Mass Remembers 9/11

Eastern Mass remembers 9/11
It was a day none of us will ever forget, a day that united the nation.

It’s with a heavy heart the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts takes a look back to 12 years ago today – a day that will forever remain with us.

Many people will never forget where they were the morning of September 11, 2001, as a plane crashed into the World Trade Center. They watched with even greater shock as a second plane hit the towers. Chaos and panic ensued, as the world tried to understand what was happening.

That day alone, the American Red Cross:

  • Activated 6,000 Red Cross volunteers to fan out across the impacted areas
  • Opened 13 Red Cross shelters
  • Sent Disaster Mental Health workers to shelters, crash sites, airports and hospitals
  • Opened Respite Centers for firefighters, police officers, port authority workers and others
  • Received 1 million calls on the Blood Donation line (the previous record in one day was 3,000 calls)
  • Every chapter in the nation supported stranded passengers at airports as air space was shut down
  • Lost one Emergency Response Vehicle—destroyed in the collapse as volunteers were responding at the World Trade Center
  • It was a day none of us will ever forget, a day that united the nation. The American Red Cross will always remember 9/11.