Our city and our nation experienced a life-transforming shock on September
11, 2001. Thousands of Americans lost their lives in four vicious, senseless
attacks on our nation and our way of life. Though stunned by this massacre,
our city rallied immediately by working feverishly in the rescue and
recovery efforts. The eyes of the world focused on New York City as
this long task was accomplished; there was admiration for the quality
of our leadership, and our teamwork and cooperation. As we have coped
with this tragedy, we have learned to cherish things that we used to
take for granted, we have seen the very best qualities of our neighbors,
and we have seen strangers quickly become friends.
As New York housing cooperatives and condominiums, we have a strong
commitment to our citys future and to its present well-being.
We have lost residents, friends and acquaintances in the tragedies of
September 11th, and we have lent the skills of other residents, friends
and family to the rescue and recovery efforts.
Cooperatives --whether they are housing cooperatives, credit
unions, farm cooperatives, hardware cooperatives, grower
cooperatives or electric cooperatives --are linked in a
vast worldwide network; all base their businesses on shared
ownership, active participation in the lives of their communities,
and support for other cooperatives. Many of these cooperatives
have sent condolences and help to New York, such as the
Slemco electric cooperative in Louisiana, which donated
a new state-of-the-art ambulance to the Hatzolah volunteer
ambulance corps of Grand Street, which had lost both of
its vehicles when the towers fell.
COOPERATE TO REBUILD NEW
Shortly after September 11th, CNYC helped establish a fund
called COOPERATE TO REBUILD NEW YORK, to recognize the countless
acts of heroism and to acknowledge the strong leadership
of government officials. Members of the management firm
of Orsid Realty suggested this fund be established, and
the leaders of Cooperate to Rebuild New York propose to
meet with the city administration to select an appropriate
gift to thank our city.
CNYC thanks all those who have already made contributions
to Cooperate to Rebuild New York. As attention now focuses
on rebuilding, additional contributions from your cooperative
or condominium and from individual residents are most welcome.
Individual contributions are tax deductible and every penny
donated will be used for our stated goal.
Checks, payable to FNYHC - COOPERATE TO REBUILD NEW YORK, can be sent
250 West 57th Street,