WTHR Cares: 13 Hours for Project 9/11


Update: As Monday, over $45,000 has been raised for Project 9/11 during the WTHR fundraiser that began last Friday. Thank you to all you donated to this project!

INDIANAPOLIS - WTHR wants you to join with us to make a difference on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Please donate to "WTHR Cares: 13 Hours for Project 9/11". This campaign is raising money for the cost and maintenance of our city's new 9/11 memorial. It is funded by private donations only.

Project 9/11 Indianapolis features steel beams from the World Trade Center and it is the realization of a longtime dream of Indianapolis firefighter Greg Hess. He was a member of Indiana Task Force 1, one of the first FEMA Search and Rescue teams to arrive at Ground Zero after the terrorist attack.

Project organizers are tens of thousands of dollars short of the funds needed for the Memorial, but they are moving ahead to dedicate this new monument on Sunday, September 11th, along the downtown canal.

How to donate

This Friday, September 9th, as part of "WTHR Cares: 13 Hours for Project 9/11", WTHR and WFMS staff, along with Indianapolis firefighters, will be taking your donations for the memorial outside of the Channel 13 studios from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. We are located at 10th and Meridian Streets.

You can also donate at any area Forum Credit Union or online.

Text to donate information

You can text "911" to 27722 to make a $10 donation for Project 9/11 Indianapolis.

Donors can text "911" to 27722 up to three times for a total of $30 donations.

Donors will need to reply "yes" when prompted after the donation is made.

Donations will show up on the donor's next bill

Donate here. 

Checks may be made out to: 

Central Indiana Community Foundation
Note:  9/11 Project

Checks may be dropped off at WTHR studios on Friday or mailed here:

Attn:  9/11 Project
1000 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

If you need a receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Pay tribute to the victims and families of 9/11. Be a part of "WTHR Cares: 13 Hours for Project 9/11."  The 9/11 project is a not-for-profit 501 3(c) in care of CICF.