Thread: Post 9-11 stats
08-22-2002, 08:48 PM #1
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- Jan 1999
- North East Wi. USA
Post 9-11 stats
Has anyone seen any post 9-11 information on what the attitudes of the country are?
Specifically looking for things like:
Crime rate up or down-
Blood donations up or down-
or any other items that show the general trend and attituteds of the county?
Thanks in advance
Last edited by SBLGFD; 08-23-2002 at 10:31 AM.
08-23-2002, 05:31 AM #2
I would imagine your question is about the country...not the county. In any event, here are two articles relating to volunteerism.
Post Sept. 11: More Ohio volunteers, church attendance mixed
(Cleveland-AP) -- High School senior Noelle Spriestersbach
(SPREE'-sters-back) has never met Kiran Kuma Reddy Gopu (KEER'-ehn
KOO'-mah REH'-dee GOH'-poo) a 24-year-old software engineer who
died in the World Trade Center collapse.
But Spriesterbach, who lives in the western Ohio city of
Engelwood, says dedicating a volunteer project to a specific
September eleventh victim has helped her overcome a sense of being
She learned of the chance through the Points of Light Foundation
to dedicate a service project to a World Trade Center victim and
has decided to recruit classmates to help. They're still working
out the details of the project.
People across Ohio have seen the terrorist attacks as a call to
Joyce Garvey directs a United Way phone help line in Fremont.
She says they've seen a five to ten percent increase in volunteers
since the terrorist attacks.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Sept. 11 terror attacks briefly united
a usually apathetic college crowd, but they didn't move Utah's
young adults to volunteer in their communities or enlist in the
Despite passionate letters to The Daily Utah Chronicle at the
University of Utah calling for increased community volunteerism and
involvement, the campus' Lowell Bennion Community Service Center
did not see its ranks change for the 2001-2002 school year.
"I think there was a lot of reflection and inquiry," said
Marshall Welch, the center's director. "But I didn't see the kind
of response I thought there would be."
University of Utah doctoral student Prashant Tathireddy said he
wanted to volunteer last fall, but his work got in the way. But he
says he was proud of his friends who traveled to New York to help
out, and he donated money.
"Maybe if I was not a student, I could have helped more than
what I did," Tathireddy said.
James Ford says he never seriously considered military service
before Sept. 11. Afterward, he added the Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences to the list of medical schools to
which he is applying.
However, he decided against enlisting in the military.
"The thought just came into my mind more," Ford said. "I kind
of knew that I would never do anything, but I just romanticized it
Capt. Michael Sampson said Ford's reaction was typical after
Sampson, associate professor of aerospace studies at Utah State
University in Logan, hoped the attacks would spur more action and
"Most of them would ask about it, but it didn't translate into
them joining," Sampson said.
Capt. Brent F. Anderson, assistant professor of military science
at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, didn't notice any change
in his on-campus recruiting, nor was there a change in the number
of inquiries about his programs.
The Peace Corps was one of the few organizations that did see an
increase in volunteers, but regional spokeswoman Kristi Orr thinks
that increase came from President Bush's State of the Union speech
calling for more volunteers than the Sept. 11 attacks. Peace Corps
numbers also increase in tough economic times.
"We try to track it informally, but people don't put on the
front, 'I'm applying because of Sept. 11,"' Orr told The
Associated Press from Denver.
In his State of the Union address in January, Bush called for
each American to donate 4,000 hours to service over a lifetime. He
instituted the USA Freedom Corps, which emphasizes homeland
Nationally, applications for Peace Corps service have jumped
more than 17 percent since Bush's speech. Utah saw a 21 percent
increase, Orr said.
In The Daily Utah Chronicle a few days after the attacks,
student Adam Blake's letter to the editor said, "Whatever the
future holds for us, I for one am willing to do my part to preserve
what this nation means to me. To do any less would be to discount
the sacrifice of those who have gone before, of those who died
Tuesday (Sept. 11)."
Blake spent two years as an Air Force ROTC student, but did not
join the Air Force at the end of those two years, instead opting to
continue his physics studies. Blake said his letter referred to all
service, though, not just military.
"I don't think I would say anything different in the letter,"
Blake said. "Should the call to serve come, I would be willing."
(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press
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