Charles Cook, Ground Zero Volunteer for Months, Dies at 79
Katharine Q. Seelye
After the planes hit on 9/11, he walked from his home in Harlem, against the tide of people fleeing, to help. After Hurricane Katrina, he lent a hand in New Orleans.
“digging through the rubble by hand in search of people who might still be alive. With hundreds of other volunteers, he spent a total of 3 months at ground zero, sleeping on the floor of a nearby Brooks Brothers store.”
#RIP #LookForTheHelpers #NeverForget
NYT National News
Charles Cook, a retiree who walked from Harlem to Ground Zero to help out on 9/11, dies at 79. He found purpose in the work. "Do you make a difference, was your life meaningful?” Obit by
Leah Libresco Sargeant
A moving obit of Charles Cook, who, when he saw the towers come down on 9/11, walked 10 miles from his home in Harlem to Ground Zero, so he could help. He kept coming back for 100 days.