Dear Families and Friends,
May the holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.
Wishing you and your family a happy holiday, and very best wishes for all good things in the New Year.
With heartfelt thanks for your support and gratitude for our work together in the year ahead!

With warm wishes,

Mary Fetchet & the VOICES Staff
Frank, Lani, Sarah, Sean, Stephanie, Susan, Tanya and Tom

VOICES Announces Chair of the Board of Directors
All of us at VOICES are excited to announce that Bonnie McNamara has been elected as Chair of VOICES Board of Directors. "Bonnie has been a valued member of the board since our inception in 2002, bringing a unique perspective as a family member with corporate experience that has guided our work over the past 18 years. She recognizes both the long-term needs of the 9/11 community as well as the importance of sharing our expertise with communities impacted by other acts of mass violence.", stated Mary Fetchet, Founding Director.
Bonnie is succeeding VOICES Board Chair, Kurt Wolfgruber, who passed away in June 2019. Read more

Remembering Your Loved One During the Holiday Season
The holidays may be a bittersweet time for those who have lost a beloved family member or friend, because memories and holiday traditions are associated with this special person. It is important to hold onto precious memories of the past, while also finding new ways to celebrate the holidays.
During the holidays we encourage family and friends to remember those they lost on 9/11 by including a personal reflection on their Living Memorial page.
Honoring Old Traditions and Creating New Ones
Over the years 9/11 families have shared the ways they remember their loved ones while also beginning new family traditions:
I have a Nativity set that belonged to Michael's aunt. Every Christmas Eve Michael would place the infant Jesus in the manger at midnight. We continue to do the same. It was a tradition that I don't want to get lost.
Connecting with Ron's classmates, co-workers and friends during the holidays makes everyone miss him a little more, but each year there are new stories that are told and more memories are made.
Last year I started a new tradition. I will now be spending the Holidays with my son and his family in South Carolina...our new tradition of sharing the Holidays together works for both of us.

Help Us Help Others Heal by Contributing to VOICES Annual Appeal
For over 18 years, VOICES has provided long-term support and a wide range of programs to assist thousands of 9/11 families, responders and survivors. As acts of mass violence continue to rise, communities impacted by other tragedies also need our assistance. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, VOICES is able to continue this important work of helping others heal. Read more

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