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Speaker Series in New Jersey VOICES' New Brunswick Office

Speaker Series
VOICES is hosting a Speaker Series to help prepare 9/11 families, survivors and rescue and recovery workers for the tenth anniversary. Each of the presentations will focus on building a community of support while promoting self-expression, healing and resilience. All presentations will be held at our office at 84 Albany Street in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
 
Join us on Wednesday, March 30th from 1pm to 2:30pm to hear our first guest speaker, Victoria Roche, speak about journaling as a means of self-expression and freedom. Victoria is a licensed social worker and personal professional coach. Space is limited. Please contact Sheri Burkat at 732-543-2300 to make a reservation.

Harlem Wizards Basketball Game to Benefit Bruce Simmons Scholarship Foundation

Charity Basketball Game
The Harlem Wizards will take on the teachers, policemen, firemen and other community leaders in Hackettstown, New Jersey in a benefit basketball game. Proceeds from the game will go to the athletic department at the Hackettstown High School and to a scholarship fund honoring Bruce Simmons, who played lineman on the football team. Bruce's sister, Missy Albergato, describes the 41 year-old partner at Sandler, O'Neil as someone who lived life to the fullest. The individual selected for the scholarship must play the position of lineman and write an essay on the topic of "what courage means to you." The game will take place at Hackettstown High School on Friday, April 29th at 7:00pm.

FealGood Foundation Sponsors Zadroga Law Legal Forum

FealGood Foundation
The Fealgood Foundation has announced that they are sponsoring the first in a series of legal forums on Sunday, March 20th at Queens College Kepferberg Hall from 10am to 2pm. The forum will educate first responders and their family members about the legislation in the Zadroga Law and what they need to know before the legislation opens for filing. Several law firms will be featured in the panel discussion.
 
This forum is the first in a series of meetings that will be organized by the Fealgood Foundation over the next several months. More.

Bike Rider Pedals to Honor Classmates Lost On 9/11

5 Boro Bike Tour
For the first time, the TD Bank 5 Boro Bike Tour is offering participants the opportunity to "Ride For A Reason." Participant Anthony Saggese has 28 reasons - his fellow alumni at Xavierian High School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, who were lost on 9/11. Anthony is raising funds for VOICES in honor of these classmates when he participates in the 42 mile bike tour on May 1st. The school honors their fallen classmates each year on September 11th and has a tribute and eternal flame on the grounds of the school. Anthony said that he is reaching out to his fellow alumni to support him on his ride for VOICES. If you want to support his ride, Click Here.

Volunteer For VOICES

Volunteer for VOICES!
Would you be interested in volunteering your time at VOICES? VOICES is expanding our volunteer program and is reaching out to our members to assist our staff in serving the 9/11 community. Do you have good computer skills or expertise in the area of photography, graphic design or journalism? Or would you like to help plan our community workshops and special events?
 
As we approach the tenth anniversary, the scope of VOICES' work continues to expand. Our volunteers make important contributions in assisting our staff in a variety of ways. Contact Frank Fetchet at 203-966-3911 or ffetchet@voicesofsept11.org.

9/11 Living Memorial Workshop Held at Sachem Library

Sachem Workshop
Voices of September 11th sponsored a 9/11 Living Memorial Workshop at the Sachem Public Library last week. Family members and friends of those who perished in the attacks were offered the opportunity to assemble digital memorials of their loved ones at one of many similar workshops held annually in the Tri-State area and beyond by the nonprofit group.

The organization sponsors these one of a kind workshops as an integral part of their initiative. The 9/11 Living Memorial Project is a web-based archive that honors the nearly 3,000 lives lost and chronicles firsthand accounts of rescue workers and survivors. More.

VOICES Plans Its Spring Benefit

Sprint Benefit
It isn't too early to be thinking about spring - and definitely not too early to start thinking about the Spring "Always Remember" benefit. We are still finalizing our plans and beginning to solicit donations for the auction, which is always a fun part of the event. If you can contribute an item for the auction - sporting event tickets, restaurant vouchers, theatre tickets, travel vouchers, gift certificates - please contact Stephanie Cowin at 203-966-3911 or scowin@voicesofsept11.org.

VOICES 2010 Year In Review Video

Year in Review
Our staff videographer Jean Garten, volunteered her time to prepare a short video to highlight some of VOICES activities. Our 2010 recap includes our Benefit with Tony Blair and Peter Yarrow, the September 10th Forum in NYC, the Best Practices conference at Rutgers University, a number of 9/11 Exhibits, and dozens of Living Memorial workshops in communities around the country. Thanks to the dedication and commitment of our staff, interns and volunteers we made significant accomplishments in 2010. Our thanks to Jean for putting the video together! View Our Video.

Have You Taken Our Survey Yet?

Survey?
Have you had a chance to take our survey yet? We are asking our members to tell us what they see their needs will be for the 10th Anniversary and ongoing by filling out our survey. Do you live outside the metropolitan area and need help with transportation arrangements for the 10th Anniversary commemorative events? Is there an issue or problem you would like addressed at our September 10th forum? Now is a good time to tell us what you think! More.

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VOICES Provides Support Services

VOICES Staff Provides Support Services Including: Assessments, Support Groups, Referrals, Commemorative Events, Workshops.

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