It is almost hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the terrorist attacks happened at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. The memories are so fresh; it feels like it was just yesterday. But time moves on. Children who lost their fathers or mothers on that terrible day are now 10 years older. Girls and boys who were in elementary school at the time are now seniors in high school and preparing to go on to college. The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund is here to help those children go to college and pursue their dreams. The fund is for the children, spouses and domestic partners of people who were lost or permanently disabled on that tragic day – the firefighters who gave their lives, the men and women whose lives were innocently taken while working in the towers and the selfless first responders. The Families of Freedom Scholarship fund was created to make sure that the children and spouses of our country’s heroes will be able to receive post-secondary school assistance.
As we approach the anniversary of 9/11, the Chiles Group has made a donation to the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund to help the children who were affected by this unfortunate tragedy to have the opportunities that they deserve. The fund was established within a week of the September 11th attacks and has since distributed over $62 million in college education assistance to an entire generation of financially needy dependents which has included over 1690 students.
We are honored to give towards this worthy cause and to help children who were overcome by 9/11 circumstances. The fund is managed by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest non-profit, private sector scholarship and educational support organization. On the 10th anniversary of a very solemn day in our country’s history, the Chiles Group is proud to do something to honor those who were affected on September 11th.