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Tribute to a hero on flight 93 -
Posted by DaveP on September 17, 2001 at 14:57:26:
(posted from: (18.104.22.168))
I think it was last Wednesday that I saw the interview with Deena Burnett on TV. A very brave women. Left with 3 small children who want to know when their dad will call them from Heaven on his cell phone. I'm sure you all know who I'm talking about and that you recognize the tremendous bravery and determination that her husband Tom Burnett, and a few others on the flight, brought to bear on those who would attack our nation. Her recounting of their last few words together seemed to distill the tragedy that befell so many others that day. She is very proud of him.
Since then I've been trying to find out how to send some money to Tom's family in his memory as a tribute them ... and as a symbol of my gratitude that he and some of his fellow passengers were able to save our nation from untold further suffering. Surely we could have lost the Capital building. Perhaps worse, the President might have been forced to have had the plane shot down. I don't know which would have brought more anguish to us as a people. Either way, the terrorists would have won. Thank you, Thomas Burnett, from the bottom of my heart.
Over the past few days I've tracked down a fund that will allow me/us to do that. First of all, the article on CNN that described the tragedy (http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/09/12/family.reacts/) mentioned that the family's priest is Rev. Frank Colacicco, of St. Isidore's Church. I found their website (http://www.st-isidore-danville.org/Ministries/EucharisticMinisters.html) and called the number listed there (925-837-2122). I spoke with Michelle who told me they were setting up a fund and would call me back with information. Not hearing back from them that day, I called again and Eileen Perez told me they were very busy preparing a memorial service, but that Tom's company was setting up a fund and she would email me with that information when they find out. On Friday I received an email from her with this attachment:
"Thomas Burnett Memorial Trust FUND
5/29/1963 to 9/11/2001
Memorial Trust Fund for the Children
of Tom Burnett has been established.
For further information check
This website had the information on where to send donations. I wanted to have the money go directly to his wife so I called the contact person mentioned there (Kelly Trevethan, 415-438-2926) and got a recording saying I could email him. I did so and received this back from him on Saturday night:
A trust fund has been established for the direct benefit of Deena and her
three girls. If you have any further questions you can call me at
The Trevethan Group @ CIBC World Markets
(415) 438-2926 Direct
(415) 505-0584 Mobile
(415) 438-3086 Fax"
I also received a phone message from Michelle telling me to check his company's website "Thoratec.com" for information on the "Memorial Trust Fund for the Children of Tom Burnett". The address in the .pdf file linked there is:
The Thomas E. Burnett Jr. Family Memorial Fund
C/o CIBC Oppenheimer Corp.
580 California Street, Suite 2300
San Francisco, CA 94101
I think I've covered all the bases. I'm sending a generous contribution. Not being a natural born leader though, I look at him in awe and hope that I would have the same courage if swept up by a similar crisis. As a symbol of that, I'd like to offer to the Z3 Message Board my services in order to represent the sentiments of our group. If anyone cares to, they can make out a check to the fund listed above. You can mail it directly to them. Or if the idea of contributing as a group appeals to you, send it to me and I will forward however many I receive together in the name of "The BMW Z3 Message Board, www.bimmer.org/z3/messages". Please email me that you are doing so that I'll know how many to expect, and when, before mailing them out together.
Yours truly, David G. Pavlik
That's Bill with the umbrella behind Lisa.
Bill is a Volunteer Fire Chief/EMT in Connecticut.
He was writing me from the first nanosecond telling me he had ten firefighters with him waiting their turn to come help out their "brothers".
Benefit NYC Firefights & EMS survivors
Posted by Bill Z - WJZBMW on September 17, 2001 at 16:35:01:
(posted from: 179.hartford-01rh15rt.ct.dial-access.att.net (22.214.171.124))
In addition to the Twin Towers Fund for police, fire and EMS workers that lost their lives you can also contribute to the New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund
1. by mail:
New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund
9658 Baltimore Ave - Suite 350
College Park, MD 20740
2. on line:
You can obtain further info at www.firehouse.com
The building with the four towers with the pyramid lights on it is my home.
Tuesday September 11, 2001
****Ways To Contribute Here!****
Prelude to War Introduction~~
Tuesday September 11 NYC Z3ers in danger ~~
RichNYC, Mark V, Mick & the Vigil Begins
Wednesday September 12 The Morning After, Accounting for the Living~~
W.B, TimUK, Jake, Jahox, Lisa, edscuba, Alan
Thursday September 13 Rebuild and Remembering~~
TomY, Betty ///M
Friday September 14 Rising Up in Prayers~~
SigmaNu6, SHZ3, BMW Manufacturing, Inside the Night Vigil
Sunday September 16, More Z3ers come home ~~
Found Friends, Saturday September 15
RichNYC, Mario, JonT, Lisa, Rachel, Dadofour
Part 1 Leaving NYC ~~
Part 2 Blood, Police and Prayer ~~
Part 3 Faces, Friends and Hugs ~~
Part 4 Laughter and photos ~~
Part 5 Catharsis Drive ~~
Part 6 September 4th of July ~~
Part 7 Good Eats ~~
Part 8 Trespassing ~~
Part 9 Skipping Bricks ~~
Part 10 Packing out in Glory ~~
Part 11 Country Roads ~~
Part 12 Dunkin Doughnuts ~~
Part 13 Mario and Leann's ~~
Part 14 New City Lights ~~
Part 15 Back at the Message Board Saturday night~~
(Teachum's Video File)
Pat, Zeattle Dave, NKYBimmer
Monday September 17, Z3ers Creating Beauty~~
Kevin in NH, DaveP, Bill WJZBMW, Inside the Daytime Vigil
(a lot of graphics- all worth it imho)
Tuesday September 18, Comics~~
Wednesday September 19, Volunteering~~
many more Z3ers and people have been helping, more than I could mention, THANK YOU!
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