Nearly two decades later, the US is still reeling from the losses of 9/11. For some who lost loved ones during that fateful day, it’s difficult to participate in remembrance activities. For others, it’s one of the ways they can cope with the tragedy. If you’re going to remember 9/11 with someone who lost loved ones, here are a few things you can do to make the day a little more bearable.
Consider a smart photo manager
Products such as ibi by Sandisk are an excellent way to take some favorite photos of a loved one and immortalize them in a special way that allows you to choose the privacy settings. Unlike a standard USB drive, ibi by Sandisk allows users to create specialized social media feeds that capture photos of their loved ones. You can choose specific privacy settings and ensure that only those with the proper permissions can access your unique ibi app feed. You can upload entire albums to ibi which is a great way to memorialize a lost loved one. Since ibi is a photo app, you never have to worry about a hard drive crash or managing a complicated Google Drive or Dropbox account. Using ibi as your photo app makes sharing favorite photos that much easier.
If you’re comfortable using a mobile device or if you have any social media accounts, you can begin by uploading individual photos to the convenient ibi cloud service. The app is friendly to use, even if you’re not incredibly tech-savvy with your mobile device. You can then create an inner circle. The inner circle is the group of people allowed to access your photos on the ibi app. Plus, the ibi device is a great gift since it’s only a one-time cost. You get a large amount of storage with the ibi app and ibi device and never have to pay monthly fees or upgrade a hard drive.
Help them with a claim
Even today there are numerous victims, first responders, and New York citizens that were impacted by 9/11 that either don’t know about or haven’t applied to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The Victim Compensation Fund was established to help with conditions and illnesses that impacted firefighters, first responders, and others in the wake of 9/11. In June of 2019, President Donald Trump enacted Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, also known as the VCF Permanent Authorization Act. This extended the filing deadline until 2021, effectively a two-year period.
If you are a loved one are in need of financial compensation for your health care costs in the wake of 9/11, you still have time to register for the Compensation Act within this updated two-year period. This includes people with illnesses caused by toxins and toxic dust due to the fallout from the World Trade Center. It can even help with conditions like asthma, chronic rhinitis, and cancer though these are often assessed on an individual case basis for victims of the attack. The WTC Victim Compensation Fund can offer significant compensation for claimants that were in or affected by the exposure zone or impacted by WTC toxins at the crash site. Helping a loved one learn more about the WTC Victim Compensation Fund and assisting with their application could be exactly what they need.
Remembering 9/11 can be difficult, to say the least. For those who are still in Lower Manhattan, the effects of that day will likely impact their lives forever. Doing something special for those who have lost loved ones or were injured is the best you can hope for. Whether you’re looking into the World Trade Center Health Program or putting in a phone call to order a smart photo manager, your care will likely be appreciated.