Letter from Executive Vice President and General Counsel
The management and Board of Trustees at TSRI wish to acknowledge
our shock and outrage at the events of this past Tuesday.
The horrific scenes played out at the World Trade Center and
the Pentagon are far from the humanitarian and intellectual
ideals that we try to embody in our work at the institute.
Many of us have personal and professional ties with individuals
who live and work in New York City and in the Washington,
D.C. area, and it is impossible for events like these not
to impact our lives. Our sorrow for the friends and families
of those who lost their lives on the morning of September
11, 2001 have deeply shaken us.
To honor those deceased, TSRI is flying its flags at half-mast.
To provide support to members of the TSRI community, the institute
will continue to offer free counseling services through its
Employee and Graduate Student Counseling Department, x4-2950.
In coming to terms with this tragedy, we hope to find within
us a renewed determination to live with compassion, respect,
and commitment to our shared humanity.
There are a number of steps that you can take to respond
to this national tragedy. A list of resources follows:
1) Those interested in giving blood should call the American
Red Cross blood donation hotline, 1-800-GIVE LIFE. The American
Red Cross can accept cash donations through 1-800-HELP NOW;
2) The United Way is accepting donations to its September
3) The Salvation Army is accepting financial contributions
4) FEMA's complete recommendations for donations are as
posted on its web site:
5) Airline response numbers are as follows: American's response
number, 1-800-245-0999; United's response number, 1-800-932-8555;
6) The following is information from the Pentagon. Family
members may contact armed service representatives: Army, 1-800-984-8523
or 703-428-0002; Navy and Marine Corps, 1-877-663-6772; and
Air Force, 1-800-253-9276. Navy and Marine Corps personnel
assigned to the Pentagon are also requested to call 1-877-663-6772
for accountability purposes;
7) U.S. Justice Department's Family Assistance Center Victims
hotline is: 1-800-331-0075;
8) The UC Berkeley web site for checking on the safety of
people in NYC and Washington, D.C. is: http://safe.millennium.berkeley.edu/;
9) Anyone with information about Tuesday's terrorist attacks
are being asked to contact the FBI at 1-866-483-5137.
Douglas A. Bingham, Esq.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel