These Internet links access sites that may be of interest to you.
This is a source for knowledge and resources provided by the NJ Society
of CAPs for people who need information about how to deal with the financial
aspects of a disaster.
New York Better
This is a link to the BBB. You can research their reports on charitable
This link will give you the tax filings of Tax Exempt organizations.
This is a link to a site that will allow you to make contribuitons to
a number of tax exempt organizations.
NY Crime Victims Bureau
Information about the beneefits available to surviving familes.
Federal Emergency Management Administration
They register disaster victims and send information to appropriate agencies.
They also make available some emergency grants.
Social Security Admnistration
There is a small death benefit and significant dependent benefits.
Information from the IRS on tax exempt
Useful information about tax exempt status including a complete list (Publication
78) of recognized tax exempt organizations. You can type GENIE and Brooklyn
NY to check the status of the Genie Foundation. Note: a 50% charity is
the best it can be. This means that you can deduct contributions up to
50% of YOUR income.
You can get latest information about their programs and a listing including
address and phone numbers for local chapters.
NYS Attorney General
The Attorney General is respoonsible for the registration of charitable
organizations in New York. Eliot Spitzer, the Attoroney General is taking
an active role in monitoring the use of the money donated for the WTC/Pentagon
Cantor Fitzgerald site
Information specific to Cantor Fitzgerald is available here. You can also
find useful information if the victim was not a CF employee.
Information about the Liberty State
Park assistance center
Find directions, information about procedures and resources available
to people who would rather go to NJ than travel to NY.
NYS Trial Lawyers
This important site should be visited and revisited to stay current on
many matters having to do with survivor rights. Specifically they are
monitoring the new law offering an alternative to lawsuits. The law is
explained at this site. The full text of the law can also be found at
US Department of Justice
This site will have the most current information regarding the regulations
and procedures announced regarding the September 11 Victims Compensation
Thomas Federal Register of Legislation
This site has current staus of legislation in Congress and on the President's
desk. Look for H.R.2884 and S.1440