WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Through contributions of all sizes, community members are providing the funds needed to create a Sept. 11, 2001, memorial at Red Run Park in Washington Township, Pa.
The memorial will feature artifacts from the three sites of the terrorist attacks. According to the Associated Press, 2,977 people were killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and in the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa.
Washington Township officials obtained a steel beam from ground zero, Pentagon debris and a rock from Shanksville. They are working with a committee of volunteers to design and develop a memorial housed in a pavilion-like structure with informational signs.
As of Thursday afternoon, donations toward the $110,000 project totaled $6,493.27 from more than 50 people and organizations.
Washington Township Manager Mike Christopher said donations have ranged from $20 to $1,000.
Donation cans at businesses throughout the community have brought in about $200, he said.