Shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, World Journal established the World Journal 9/11 Fund with an initial donation of $100,000 from affiliates in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. In total, nearly $800,000 in donations flooded in as donors, including many new immigrants, expressed their support for our nation in its time of crisis and the desire to give back to America for welcoming them and providing them the chance to lead better lives. On June 5, World Journal donated $300,000 to Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund of Citizen's Scholarship Foundation of America.
"It has always been our purpose to serve the community," said World Journal President Howard Lee. "We are proud to be the channel through which the Chinese-American community can support such a worthy cause. It is our intention that educational assistance to families of victims will help them over the long-term." CSFA President Nelsen said: "We are extremely grateful to all the employees and readers of World Journal for their generosity. We pledge that 100 percent of all contributions to the Fund will go directly to aid students, and years from now, these children will know that someone cared enough to help them realize their dreams."
The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund was created by CSFA and the Lumina Foundation for Education to provide educational assistance for postsecondary study to financially needy dependents of those killed or permanently disabled as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The Fund will benefit dependents of victims including airplane crew and passengers, World Trade Center and Pentagon workers and visitors, and relief workers including firefighters, emergency medical personnel and law enforcement personnel. Family members wishing to obtain further information can register or apply at http://www.scholarships911.org or call toll-free 1-877-862-0136.