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A $5,000 donation will be sent to the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund on behalf of The 100 Club of Buffalo and Western New York to help the families of police officers and firefighters who died in the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center.

The club is a philanthropic organization that provides money to local law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency personnel killed in the line of duty.

Also making a $5,000 donation to the New York City Police Benevolent Association was the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association. PBA officials unanimously approved the donation at a recent meeting. The police union is also organizing a fund-raiser to help victims of the attack.

SANBORN -- Faculty, staff and students at Niagara County Community College are working to bring the community together in the aftermath of the attacks.

From 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, A Day of Unity and Remembrance for the Aftermath for Faculty, Staff and Students will be offered in the college's Fine Arts Auditorium, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road. This ceremony will be offered to the college's on-campus family only.

However, at 6 p.m. Thursday, the college will offer Unity in the Community: Working Together After the World Trade Center Tragedy in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The event has been designed to educate and encourage tolerance and mutual respect for all in this time of crisis.

Children at the Buffalo State College Day Care Center presented $400 they raised for terrorist attack relief efforts to American Red Cross officials Thursday in Campus West Elementary School. The children also unfurled a hand-print American flag they made.

Alden Central High School students are raising money and showing support for terrorist attack relief efforts in a variety of ways. At Saturday evening's Homecoming Dance, an extra $2 was collected. In the high school, collection jugs were set up in the cafeteria and main office, with all donations going to the HSBC Bank matching relief fund.

Students also are selling red, white and blue ribbons and large stickers featuring the American flag. Spectators at Saturday's homecoming football game were asked for donations.

The Canisius College ROTC held a car wash Saturday to benefit Red Cross disaster relief efforts in New York City. The car wash was held in the parking lot of TC Technologies, 977 Military Road at Victoria Boulevard, Kenmore.

Donations for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for victims of the World Trade Center disaster and personal messages of support are being accepted at Hilbert College during a two-week Wall of Caring fund-raising effort.

The effort, sponsored by the college's Students in Free Enterprise team and the Student Government Association Social Welfare Committee, will continue through Oct. 1. Donations will be accepted in the foyer of Bogel Hall near the college chapel.

Most local movie theaters will take part in Victims Benefit Day at the Movies on Tuesday. Proceeds from tickets and concession sales will be donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and the United Way's Sept. 11th Fund.

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