Ten Years Later: Remembering September 11, 2011

I recieved this post in the newsletter I get from Avon aprising me of new products, sales and upcoming events.  I knew that Avon was involved in helping the victims of 9/11, but did not realize how much Avon and the representatives did to reach out to them and their families.  Here is how Avon representatives came together and became heroes in their own way. 
This week, as our nation somberly commemorates the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Avon remembers the compassionate response of our incredible Avon Representatives who banded together to raise much-needed funds for the children and families affected by the events of that fateful day. In the weeks following the attack, Avon Representatives helped raise $7 million for the Avon Heart of America Children’s Charity by selling specially designed Avon Heart of America Pins. The funds were distributed directly to children affected by the attacks, as well as to educational institutions and programs that provide counseling, child care and other services. Avon also provided funds directly to the families of firefighters, police officers, hotel and restaurant workers, Pentagon employees, Marsh employees and Avon Representatives who had children affected by the September 11 attacks.
Additional fundraising efforts that took place in March, 2002 resulted in another $500,000 raised. These funds were sent directly to the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, the Flight 93 National Memorial and the Pentagon Memorial Fund which helped create memorials in the three locations affected by the attacks.
On the 10th anniversary of 9/11 all of us will hear heroic stories of the individuals who helped the victims of the attacks. But you–our Avon Representatives–should feel immensely proud that you, too, are heroes. Your extraordinary dedication and support has touched more than 1,800 children in more than 800 families.
On behalf of all Avon Associates, THANK YOU!

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