Oklahoma City, April 19, 1995. New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, PA, September 11, 2001. Boston, April 15, 2013. In those cities and on those days, terror struck. Today, many thousands continue to cope with the consequences.
K.T. Penn contends more can be done to help terror victims, a designation he says should include not just those who died or were hurt physically in attacks but also family members, firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and soldiers. Penn will tell listeners:
- A central foundation is needed to act as a clearinghouse for all charities that help terror victims.
- Such a foundation would be able to assess the need for more charitable programs and implement such programs.
- A foundation also would be able to direct individuals affected by terrorism to the help they need.
- A foundation would raise money for victims’ needs that may not be addressed currently. For example, children of terror victims may need financial help to go to college, and soldiers who have fought in the War on Terror may need help with expenses while taking advantage of the G.I. Bill.
- Funds for the foundation would come from retail stores to be established in terror-stricken cities.
CREDENTIALS: K.T. Penn is the author of LIFTING UP THE COUCH CUSHIONS: Exposing the Loose Change, which refutes conspiracy theories surrounding the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. His latest venture is Victims of Terrorism Foundation Inc., which aims to raise money to help those affected by terrorism through retail stores in cities attacked by terrorists. Learn more at www.votaf.com.
AVAILABILITY: MA, nationwide by arrangement and via telephone
CONTACT: K.T. Penn, (508) 217-8085 (MA); email@example.com