Matt Hawes: I have decided to put on an auction in an effort to raise money to donate to a charity associated with the tragedies in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington. I have put on the following eBay auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1008467190
The comic being auctioned off is a Fine copy of CAPTAIN AMERICA #100 from 1968. I choose this comic not only because of its' importance to comic book history, but because Captain America remains a symbol for what's best with this country. Of course, the courageous rescue workers, firemen and women, and police of New York, as well as many valiant citizens are the true heroes. I am hoping that the proceeds from this auction will help in some small way. In a sense, it would be like Captain America is helping to fight injustice and provide assistance to those in need.
I have chosen to send the proceeds for this auction to The New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund. The fund was created as Governor George E. Pataki urged all New Yorkers and concerned Americans wishing to support the World Trade Center emergency response and victim support effort to contribute to the newly established Fund. The fund will be coordinated with the September 11th Fund, established by the United Way of New York City and the New York Community Trust, and the Twin Towers Fund established by the City of New York. For more information about the New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund, visit their official Web site at http://www.helping.org/wtc/ny/nystate.htm
or call: (800) 801-8092
International calls: 518-408-4992.
Even if you do not wish to bid, please consider helping in any way. Thank you.