New York Says Thank You Foundation
The mission of NEW YORK SAYS THANK YOU is to send volunteers from New York City each year on the 9/11 Anniversary to help rebuild communities around the United States affected by disaster. It’s our way of commemorating the extraordinary love and generosity extended to New Yorkers by Americans from all across the United States in the days, weeks, and months following September 11. Our core volunteer group is made up of New York City firefighters, many of them survivors of the World Trade Center, as well as other New Yorkers impacted by the tragedy of 9/11 and the humanity we experienced as a city and as a Nation on 9/12. We are also joined each year by disaster survivors from every community around the U.S. we have assisted on previous anniversaries of 9/11 and who continually volunteer with us each year as their way to “Pay It Forward.”
Started by the suggestion of a 5-year-old New York City boy in 2003, NEW YORK SAYS THANK YOU has helped to rebuild Harbison Canyon, CA, Utica, IL, New Orleans and Slidell, LA, Bay St. Louis and Waveland, MS, DeGonia Springs, IN, Groesbeck, TX, and Greensburg, KS. Our special mission: From one day of terror, 10 Years of Kindness.