Families of September 11 is now operating as the For Action Initiative. The web pages on this site are available for informational purposes only. Please visit us at www.foractioninitiative.org.

October 11, 2007

Dear FOS11 Member,

StoryCorps, the national oral history project that instructs and inspires people to preserve one another's stories in sound, invites you to record your story.

They are conducting a special initiative to honor the life stories of those who were lost on September 11th - and also those who survived and were deeply affected.  Perhaps you lost a family member or friend; maybe you were a rescue worker or witnessed the attacks first-hand.  Your story is important and you are invited to record it, so your memories will live on for generations to come.

Through their Door-2-Door program, they will be in the Boston area. 

Several appointments are still available on Monday, October 29 and one opening is still available for Tuesday afternoon, October 30th.  Monday's appointments will take place at the Newton History Museum in Newton, MA.  Tuesday's appointments will take place at the Mass 9/11 Fund offices in Boston.

HOW IT HAPPENS: Please contact Erica Cabag from the Mass 9/11 Fund by the end of office day this Friday, October 12.  Appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis, and please note, this event is contingent upon a sufficient number of interviews being scheduled.  You will be encouraged to bring a family member or friend, or you can come alone and a StoryCorps Facilitator can serve as your interview partner. StoryCorps encourages participants of all ages! 

Each recording occurs as a conversation and takes one hour. You walk away with a high-quality recording to pass on to loved ones.  With your permission, a copy will go to the Library of Congress and the WTC Memorial Museum.

For information about the September 11th Initiative and to listen to interviews visit www.storycorps.net/wtc. For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Erica: 617-482-8153 or erica.cabag@massfund.org.